[ bav-in ]

nounBritish Dialect and Newfoundland.
  1. a piece of kindling wood.

Origin of bavin

First recorded in 1520–30; origin obscure

Words Nearby bavin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bavin in a sentence

  • They conjectured of old at Athens, an aptitude for the mathematics in him they saw ingeniously bavin up a burthen of brushwood.

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