Other definitions for sheaves (2 of 2)

[ shivz, sheevz ]

  1. plural of sheave2.

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How to use sheaves in a sentence

  • Sometimes dumb-bells, compact sheaves of fine needles, and irregular rhizome forms are seen (Fig. 40).

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
  • No additional feed-water was required during an ordinary day's work to thrash 1500 sheaves of wheat with 168 lbs.

  • At the foot of the mainmast on each side is a brass fair-lead fitted with ten or twelve sheaves (figs. 13 and 14).

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • They were of elm, with lignum vit roller sheaves, and were bound inside with iron, and had swivel eyes.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' | British Government
  • Great sheaves of shadow and darkness are gathered up, trembling in the far depths of the sky.

    Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo

British Dictionary definitions for sheaves


/ (ʃiːvz) /

  1. the plural of sheaf

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