- comparative form of : more even
1853, Samuel Strickland, Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West:
- I prefer the white pine, because it is less liable to gutter with the rain, and makes an evener roof.
evener (plural eveners)
- 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.
- (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.
- A raddle (instrument used by weavers).