verb (used with object), rove or reeved, ro·ven or reeved, reev·ing. Nautical.
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Examples from the Web for reeved
The ensign haulyards are reeved through a small block at the peak end, and lead down to the boom.
This was reeved through a single pulley–block, making what is termed an endless line.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
Handily Joe reeved a purchase and they hauled away until their raft slid off the sloping deck to leeward.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
We now reeved our ropes and rigged our ship the best we could, every man working as if to save our lives in the utmost extremity.
Then they were unbent from the cleats, and reeved together to make a long tow line.The Motor Boys Afloat|Clarence Young