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corves

[kawrvz] /kɔrvz/
noun
1.
plural of corf.

corf

[kawrf] /kɔrf/
noun, plural corves
[kawrvz] /kɔrvz/ (Show IPA).
British
1.
Mining.
  1. a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc.
  2. a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
2.
a basket, cage, or boxlike structure with perforations for keeping lobsters or fish alive in water.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch (cognate with German Korb) < Latin corbis basket; cf. corbeil
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  • Instead horses guided by coal drivers were used to pull the corves.
British Dictionary definitions for corves

corves

/kɔːvz/
noun
1.
the plural of corf

corf

/kɔːf/
noun (pl) corves
1.
(Brit) a wagon or basket used formerly in mines
Word Origin
C14: from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, probably from Latin corbis basket
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Related Abbreviations for corves

CORF

comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility
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