Pronunciation Noun

sheave (plural sheaves)

  1. A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or similar; the wheel of a pulley.
  2. A sliding scutcheon for covering a keyhole.
Translations Verb

sheave (sheaves, present participle sheaving; past and past participle sheaved)

  1. To gather and bind into a sheaf.
    • Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Czar Alexander the Second, lines 1-4
      From him did forty million serfs (...) receive
      Rich freeborn lifelong land, whereon to sheave
      Their country's harvest.

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