Beaver

Definition of Beaver

Bea´ver
n.1.
1.(Zool.) An amphibious rodent, of the genus Castor.
2.The fur of the beaver.
3.A hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now usually of silk.
A brown beaver slouched over his eyes.
- Prescott.
4.Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.
5.A man's beard.
6.The hair on a woman's pubic area; - vulgar.
7.A woman; - vulgar and offensive.
8.A person who works enthusiastically and diligently; - used especially in the phrase eager beaver.
Beaver rat
(Zool.) an aquatic ratlike quadruped of Tasmania (Hydromys chrysogaster).
Beaver skin
the furry skin of the beaver.
Bank beaver
See under 1st Bank.
1.That piece of armor which protected the lower part of the face, whether forming a part of the helmet or fixed to the breastplate. It was so constructed (with joints or otherwise) that the wearer could raise or lower it to eat and drink.

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