1) A shallow wooden vessel or tub, used in butter-making, brewing, etc.
1547 one greate potte, one greate pann ... one kever with one counter, Great Preston
1576 one kever now standing in the boulting house, Leeds
1636 In the old milkehouse ... one kiver, xijs, Allerton
1656 Three Kivers, two kneading troughes Ł1 10s 0d, North Bierley