Definition of 'cleaver'
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One of them wielded a meat cleaver. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The group is not so much taking a knife to its cost base as a meat cleaver. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I pick up the meat cleaver, swallow and prepare to swing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He says he had a large meat cleaver in his left hand. The Sun (2016)The haul included a hunting knife and meat cleaver. The Sun (2008)It was only in 1952 that she finally admitted a deeper reason for the meat cleaver. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But one picture posted on an online profile shows him wielding a cleaver, holding a container of red liquid. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When she charged into my home screaming and wielding a meat cleaver I called the police. The Sun (2016)When I was there on Friday a meat cleaver still lay on a desk covered in blood. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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