verb (used with object), rove or reeved, ro·ven or reeved, reev·ing. Nautical.
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Example sentences from the Web for reeving
The next operation was the reeving of the ropes over the wheels of the pulley.The Plant Hunters|Mayne Reid
Two days after seeing the land, a boy fell from the fore-top-gallant yard, while reeving the studding-sail halyards.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
It generally means the extremity of the yard, and it is fitted with sheave-holes for reeving sheets through.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Slops paused in his hauling and reeving to shake a fist at Solomon.In the Days of Poor Richard|Irving Bacheller
A Tackle is a purchase formed by reeving a rope through two or more blocks, for the purpose of hoisting.The Seaman's Friend|Richard Henry Dana