noun, plural cleav·ers.
Origin of cleavers
Definition for cleavers (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for cleavers
Some people swear by cleavers; others (like me) are terrified by them.
And now the bark is sailing up the Thames, with bells ringing, bonfires blazing, and "bones and cleavers" clashing.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
Before him was a glass counter wherein were displayed knives and cleavers and scissors and other cutlery.Stubble|George Looms
Then there arrived the butchers, with their marrowbones and cleavers, and began to make their music with zeal.The Lady of Lynn|Walter Besant
A performer on the bass viol, and a herd of butchers armed with marrow-bones and cleavers, form an English concert.
The antique fireplace and the ancient mantelpiece were forced to keep company with meat blocks and butchers' cleavers.Duffels|Edward Eggleston