Words nearby unreeve
How to use unreeve in a sentence
"The rope has swollen, sir, and the pendants won't unreeve," cried the middy in agony.A Simpleton|Charles Reade
Be careful to unreeve the clewlines through the quarter-blocks.
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.
To unreeve the running part of top-sail sheets, &c., to let them run freely, or for harbour duty.