Sheave (?), n. [Akin to OD. schijve orb, disk, wheel, D. schiff, G. scheibe, Icel. skifa a shaving, slice; cf. Gr. a staff. Cf. Shift, v., Shive.]

A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or the like; the wheel of a pulley.

Sheave hole, a channel cut in a mast, yard, rail, or other timber, in which to fix a sheave.


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Sheave, v. t. [See Sheaf of straw.]

To gather and bind into a sheaf or sheaves; hence, to collect.



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