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.
Origin of unreeve
Examples 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