One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A paving stone.
- ‘Sections of paviours forming the parking area were uneven.’
- ‘In many cases, slabs and setts are poorly laid with considerable discrepancies from paviour to paviour giving an uneven surface which is abnormal.’
- ‘Other outdoor features include a 100 ft brick pavior terrace, a water feature, a self-contained annexe, a double garage and electric gates at both the north and west entrances.’
- ‘Once the new paviours are down on Stricklandgate, it will cost hundreds of thousands to undo.’
- 1.1archaic A person who lays paving stones.
- ‘Two paviors are washing away their cares with a heart-cheering cup.’
Middle English: from Old French paveur, from paver ‘pave’.
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