steeve

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steeve (third-person singular simple present steeves, present participle steeving, simple past and past participle steeved)

  1. (archaic) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; said of the bowsprit, etc.
  2. To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve.

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Noun[edit]

steeve (plural steeves)

  1. (nautical) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; the steeving.
  2. A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales and similar cargo needing to be packed tightly.

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