verb (used with object), sheaved, sheav·ing.
- sheath of schwann,
- sheba, queen of,
Origin of sheave1
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Examples from the Web for sheave
Unfortunately the halliards had somehow got jammed aloft in the sheave, and the sail would not come down.The Voyage of the Aurora|Harry Collingwood
Smiling demurely, even blandly, Lawton rolled his sheave of bacon to and fro upon its kidneys.Plum Pudding|Christopher Morley
A sort of block without a sheave, for a rope to reeve through; it is grooved for stropping.
It is apparently derived from the circular motion of the rope about the sheave or pulley, through which it passes.
The saddle clipped over the sheave, swung for an instant, then stood still.Blue Goose|Frank Lewis Nason