unreeve the halyards, or round them up to the block at the mast-head with a knot in their end.
On examining it he found that he could unreeve some of the rope.
We had first to unreeve all the ropes, and unbend all the sails.
I was busy in helping to unreeve the stay, when I was seized with sudden and violent cramps.
Be careful to unreeve the clewlines through the quarter-blocks.
To pass the end of a rope through any cavity or aperture, as the channel of a block; to unreeve is the opposite.
To unreeve the running part of top-sail sheets, &c., to let them run freely, or for harbour duty.