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Meaning of calve

calve

Pronunciation: (kav, käv), [key]
— v., calved, calv•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to give birth to a calf: The cow is expected to calve tomorrow.
  2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.
—v.t.
  1. to give birth to (a calf&hasp;).
  2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece): The glacier calved an iceberg.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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