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sheave1

[sheev] /ʃiv/
verb (used with object), sheaved, sheaving.
1.
to gather, collect, or bind into a sheaf or sheaves.
Origin of sheave1
1570-1580
1570-80; derivative of sheaf

sheave2

[shiv, sheev] /ʃɪv, ʃiv/
noun
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.
Origin
1300-50; Middle English schive; akin to Dutch schijf sheave, German Scheibe disk
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British Dictionary definitions for sheave

sheave1

/ʃiːv/
verb
1.
(transitive) to gather or bind into sheaves

sheave2

/ʃiːv/
noun
1.
a wheel with a grooved rim, esp one used as a pulley
Word Origin
C14: of Germanic origin; compare Old High German scība disc
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Word Origin and History for sheave
v.

"to gather up in sheaves," 1570s; see sheaf. Related: Sheaved; sheaving. Earlier verb in this sense was simply sheaf (c.1500).

n.

"grooved wheel to receive a cord, pulley" (mid-14c.), also "slice of bread" (late 14c.), related to shive (n.).

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