[ uhn-rohv ]

verb (used with or without object)
  1. simple past tense and past participle of unreeve.

  1. withdrawn from a block, thimble, etc.

Origin of unrove

First recorded in 1900–05, for the adjective

Words Nearby unrove

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How to use unrove in a sentence

  • Bascomb, in spite of his temper over the giving out of the horse, knelt beside the animal and unrove the cinches.

    Motor Matt's "Century" Run | Stanley R. Matthews
  • In a minute she had unrove them, and the long line lay in a little pile at her feet.

    The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • The top-sails and courses were kept bent to the yards, the sheets being unrove, and the clews tucked in.

    The World of Ice | R.M. Ballantyne
  • Sometimes the halyards are unrove from the yard-arm and rounded up to the span-block, with a knot in their end.

    The Seaman's Friend | Richard Henry Dana
  • Gear that had parted was left unrove; for a panic-stricken crew cannot be bullied or coerced.

    The Grain Ship | Morgan Robertson