1) A name given to implements used in a variety of crafts, especially to a shaving tool used by bowyers.
Richard Clint was a bowyer and made the following bequest: 1434 et meum optimum flote, optimum gravour ... Willelmo Scott, servienti meo, j thik flote et j gravour, York. Similarly, John Snaith of Doncaster, also a bower, bequeathed to his apprentice j flote, ij gravers et ij cultellos . In 1458, though a York goldsmith left to one of his workmen sex limas vocatas files et vj gravers. The exact meaning here is uncertain.