keeve

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kive, from Old English cȳf (vat), ultimately borrowed from Latin cūpa. Related to French cuve. Doublet of coupe and cup.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

keeve (plural keeves)

  1. (brewing) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
  2. (bleaching) A bleaching vat; a kier.
  3. (mining) A large vat used in dressing ores.

Verb[edit]

keeve (third-person singular simple present keeves, present participle keeving, simple past and past participle keeved)

  1. To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.
  2. (UK, dialect) To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

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