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Definition of Beaver


  1. 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.
  4. Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats.
  5. 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.

Beaver Quotations

To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides.
Dennis Banks

'Leave It to Beaver,' which ran from 1957 until 1963, was one of the strangest, sweetest, most distinctive domestic sitcoms of television's celebrated Golden Age.
Tom Shales

Everything has changed in recent decades - the economy, technology, cultural attitudes, the demographics of the workforce, the role of women in society and the structure of the American family. It's about time our laws caught up. We watch 'Modern Family' on television, but we're still living by 'Leave It To Beaver' rules.
Thomas Perez

Beaver do better work than the Corps of Engineers.
Mike Todd

Of course, Mississippi participates in federal matching programs for everything from preserving the post-Civil War home of Jefferson Davis to beaver control.
Ronnie Musgrove
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Beaver Translations

beaver in Dutch is bever
beaver in French is castor
beaver in German is Biber
beaver in Portuguese is castor
beaver in Spanish is castor
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