Meaning of SHEAVE in English


sheave 1

/sheev/ , v.t., sheaved, sheaving .

to gather, collect, or bind into a sheaf or sheaves.

[ 1570-80; deriv. of SHEAF ]

sheave 2

/shiv, sheev/ , n.

1. a pulley for hoisting or hauling, having a grooved rim for retaining a wire rope.

2. a wheel with a grooved rim, for transmitting force to a cable or belt.

[ 1300-50; ME schive; akin to D schijf sheave, G Scheibe disk ]

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