noun, plural corves /kɔrvz/ [kawrvz] Show IPA . British.
1. Mining. a.
a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc.
a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
a basket, cage, or boxlike structure with perforations for keeping lobsters or fish alive in water.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English
< Middle Dutch
(cognate with German Korb
) < Latin corbis
basket; cf. corbeil