verb (used with object), sheaved, sheav·ing.
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Upon this sheave, a smaller horizontal pulley x′ rubs, whose upper face is covered with leather to increase the friction.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The water was smooth as oil, and so still that not a creaking rope or rattling sheave disturbed the deathlike silence.
Opening my eyes, I thrust at the opening of the sheave with the end of the line; but it was knotted, and would not go through.
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
I could see men moving about; I could hear the creaking of the blocks, as the light roll drew a rope over a sheave.Jim Davis|John Masefield