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  1. comparative form of even: more even
    • 1853, Samuel Strickland, Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West[1]:
      I prefer the white pine, because it is less liable to gutter with the rain, and makes an evener roof.


evener (plural eveners)

  1. One who, or that which, makes even.
    • 1966, Wilfred Healey Stone, The Cave and the Mountain: A Study of E. M. Forster, page 254:
      Hers is not simply a plea for the value of tragedy, for that awareness of death which increases incentives for life; it is rather a negative use of death as the great leveler, the evener of scores.
  2. (dated) In vehicles, a swinging crossbar, to the ends of which other crossbars, or whiffletrees, are hung, to equalize the draught when two or three horses are used abreast.
  3. A raddle (instrument used by weavers).