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steeve1

[steev] /stiv/
verb (used with object), steeved, steeving.
1.
to stuff (cotton or other cargo) into a ship's hold.
noun
2.
a long derrick or spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cargo in a ship's hold.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; probably < Spanish estibar to cram < Latin stīpāre to stuff, pack tightly; akin to Old English stīf stiff

steeve2

[steev] /stiv/
verb (used without object), steeved, steeving.
1.
(of a bowsprit or the like) to incline upward at an angle instead of extending horizontally.
verb (used with object), steeved, steeving.
2.
to set (a spar) at an upward inclination.
Origin
1635-45; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for steeve

steeve1

/stiːv/
noun
1.
a spar having a pulley block at one end, used for stowing cargo on a ship
verb
2.
(transitive) to stow (cargo) securely in the hold of a ship
Word Origin
C15 steven, probably from Spanish estibar to pack tightly, from Latin stīpāre to cram full

steeve2

/stiːv/
verb
1.
to incline (a bowsprit or other spar) upwards or (of a bowsprit) to incline upwards at an angle from the horizontal
noun
2.
such an angle
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin
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