US pavior

/ (ˈpeɪvjə) /

  1. a person who lays paving

  2. a machine for ramming down paving

  1. material used for paving

Origin of paviour

C15: from paver, from pave

Words Nearby paviour

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How to use paviour in a sentence

  • He was just over six feet high, with the shoulders of a paviour and the heart and lung capacity of a diver.

    The Tower of Oblivion | Oliver Onions
  • The question of the war with England is debated by every native paviour and hodman of New York.

  • As he adopted the phrase with a parental fondness, the father was called the “paviour.”

    Rattlin the Reefer | Edward Howard
  • Chihun thumped Moti Guj's bald head as a paviour thumps a kerbstone.

    Life's Handicap | Rudyard Kipling
  • But it is obvious that the paviour in a field hops the clod; that the clodhopper in a street paces the pavé.