Steeve (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Steeved (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Steeving.] [Cf. OD. steve staff, E. stem, n.] Shipbuilding

To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.

 

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Steeve, v. t.

1. Shipbuilding

To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.

2.

To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve. See Steeve, n. (b).

 

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Steeve, n. Naut. (a)

The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; -- called also steeving.

(b)

A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales, and similar kinds of cargo which need to be packed tightly.

 

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