- a past participle of unreeve.
- Nautical. to withdraw (a rope) from a block, thimble, etc.
- to unreeve a rope.
- (of a rope) to become unreeved.
Origin of unreeve
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- nautical to withdraw (a rope) from a block, thimble, etc
C17: from un- ² + reeve ²