Origin of sheave1
- a pulley for hoisting or hauling, having a grooved rim for retaining a wire rope.
- a wheel with a grooved rim, for transmitting force to a cable or belt.
Origin of sheave2
Examples from the Web for sheave
After the rope leaves the said sheave, it is coiled away at pleasure.
The sheave at the stern was fixed on the end of the screw shaft.The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer
The two parts of the sheave are connected by two cotter bolts.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design
David Allan Low
The traction rope is carried over the sheave at the top, then let fall and passed round a sheave in a block below.
Let the rope be put in round the sheave of this block, and brought back to the block that is fastened at the top of the machine.
- (tr) to gather or bind into sheaves
- a wheel with a grooved rim, esp one used as a pulley
Word Origin and History for sheave
"to gather up in sheaves," 1570s; see sheaf. Related: Sheaved; sheaving. Earlier verb in this sense was simply sheaf (c.1500).
"grooved wheel to receive a cord, pulley" (mid-14c.), also "slice of bread" (late 14c.), related to shive (n.).