sheave

1
[ sheev ]
/ ʃiv /

verb (used with object), sheaved, sheav·ing.

to gather, collect, or bind into a sheaf or sheaves.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. sheath of schwann,
  2. sheathbill,
  3. sheathe,
  4. sheathing,
  5. sheaths,
  6. sheaves,
  7. sheba,
  8. sheba, queen of,
  9. shebang,
  10. shebat

Origin of sheave

1
First recorded in 1570–80; derivative of sheaf

sheave

2
[ shiv, sheev ]
/ ʃɪv, ʃiv /

noun

a pulley for hoisting or hauling, having a grooved rim for retaining a wire rope.
a wheel with a grooved rim, for transmitting force to a cable or belt.

Origin of sheave

2
1300–50; Middle English schive; akin to Dutch schijf sheave, German Scheibe disk

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British Dictionary definitions for sheave

sheave

1
/ (ʃiːv) /

verb

(tr) to gather or bind into sheaves

noun

a wheel with a grooved rim, esp one used as a pulley

Word Origin for sheave

C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scība disc

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