Definition for corves (2 of 2)
noun, plural corves [kawrvz] /kɔrvz/. British.
- a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc.
- a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
Origin of corf
Examples from the Web for corves
Corves of 20,000 men used to be forced to clear it out year after year, but at last it was abandoned.
Now when thou hearst a team of corves coming along, pull yon end and open the door.Facing Death|G. A. Henty
Betwixt these guides, friction-roller sliders are placed, attached to the gin-ropes, to which sliders the corves are suspended.
Each day the corves had brought the same news from the kitchen.Atlantic Narratives|Mary Antin
Thus the engine may move with great rapidity, while it imparts an equable slow motion to the corves ascending in the shaft.