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Definition for reeve (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), rove or reeved, ro·ven or reeved, reev·ing.Nautical.
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Example sentences from the Web for reeve
It was accomplished by reeving a line from hole to hole by means of the long slender pole already mentioned.The Hunters' Feast|Mayne Reid
A hauling line or reeving line should only be rove through the becket as a fair lead.
Tackles, he learned, are formed by reeving ropes several times backwards and forwards through blocks.Ben Hadden|W.H.G. Kingston
By this time Grimme had descended from his perilous perch, having completed the reeving of the halyard.Dikes and Ditches|Oliver Optic
This is accomplished by reeving the slack of each chain over two fixed sets of multiple sheaves.