Meaning of SHEAF in English

SHEAF

noun (plural sheaves) Etymology: Middle English sheef, from Old English scēaf; akin to Old High German scoub ~, Russian chub forelock Date: before 12th century a quantity of the stalks and ears of a cereal grass or sometimes other plant material bound together, something resembling a ~ of grain , a large amount or number , ~like adjective

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