sheave

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Pulley block including sheave.

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Etymology 1[edit]

Akin to German Scheibe, late Old Norse skífa (slice). For more see shive.

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sheave (plural sheaves)

  1. A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or the like; the wheel of a pulley.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See sheaf.

Verb[edit]

sheave (third-person singular simple present sheaves, present participle sheaving, simple past and past participle sheaved)

  1. to gather and bind into a sheaf
    • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Czar Alexander the Second, lines 1-4
      From him did forty million serfs (...) receive
      Rich freeborn lifelong land, whereon to sheave
      Their country's harvest.
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