unreeve the halyards, or round them up to the block at the mast-head with a knot in their end.
I was busy in helping to unreeve the stay, when I was seized with sudden and violent cramps.
We had first to unreeve all the ropes, and unbend all the sails.
On examining it he found that he could unreeve some of the rope.
Be careful to unreeve the clewlines through the quarter-blocks.
To pass the end of a rope through any cavity or aperture, as the channel of a block; to unreeve is the opposite.
To unreeve the running part of top-sail sheets, &c., to let them run freely, or for harbour duty.