carver (n.)

late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), "one who carves" (in some sense); agent noun from carve (v.). In a set of dining chairs, the one with the arms, usually at the head of the table (1927), reserved for the one who carves the meat. Meaning "large table-knife" is from 1840.

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Definitions of carver from WordNet
carver (n.)
makes decorative wooden panels;
Synonyms: woodcarver
carver (n.)
an artist who creates sculptures;
Synonyms: sculptor / sculpturer / statue maker
carver (n.)
someone who carves the meat;
Synonyms: cutter
Carver (n.)
United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943);
Synonyms: George Washington Carver