1 [sheev]
verb (used with object), sheaved, sheaving.
to gather, collect, or bind into a sheaf or sheaves.

1570–80; derivative of sheaf Unabridged


2 [shiv, sheev]
a pulley for hoisting or hauling, having a grooved rim for retaining a wire rope.
a wheel with a grooved rim, for transmitting force to a cable or belt.

1300–50; Middle English schive; akin to Dutch schijf sheave, German Scheibe disk Unabridged
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sheave1 (ʃiːv)
(tr) to gather or bind into sheaves

sheave2 (ʃiːv)
a wheel with a grooved rim, esp one used as a pulley
[C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scība disc]

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Example sentences
Drawings showing all sheave arrangements including type of liner to be used.
The sheave must be configured such that as the line deploys, the sheave reading
The sheave reading is checked to be sure that it again reads zero as the net
  rim clears the water surface.
If the clutch sheave fails, broken pieces could strike consumers, causing
  lacerations or bruises.
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