verb (used with object), un·rove or un·reeved, un·ro·ven or un·reeved, un·reev·ing.
verb (used without object), un·rove or un·reeved, un·ro·ven or un·reeved, un·reev·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for unreeve
I was busy in helping to unreeve the stay, when I was seized with sudden and violent cramps.Ned Myers|James Fenimore Cooper
Unreeve the halyards, or round them up to the block at the mast-head with a knot in their end.
To pass the end of a rope through any cavity or aperture, as the channel of a block; to unreeve is the opposite.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Be careful to unreeve the clewlines through the quarter-blocks.
We had first to unreeve all the ropes, and unbend all the sails.Peter Trawl|W. H. G. Kingston