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sheave

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[ sheev ]
/ ʃiv /
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verb (used with object), sheaved, sheav·ing.

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

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Origin of sheave

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First recorded in 1570–80; derivative of sheaf

Definition for sheave (2 of 2)

sheave2
[ 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

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1300–50; Middle English schive; akin to Dutch schijf sheave, German Scheibe disk
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British Dictionary definitions for sheave (1 of 2)

sheave1
/ (ʃiːv) /

verb

(tr) to gather or bind into sheaves

British Dictionary definitions for sheave (2 of 2)

sheave2
/ (ʃiːv) /

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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