noun \ˈshiv, ˈshēv\

Definition of SHEAVE

:  a grooved wheel or pulley (as of a pulley block)

Origin of SHEAVE

Middle English sheve; akin to Old High German scība disk
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction


transitive verb \ˈshēv\

Definition of SHEAVE

:  to gather and bind into a sheaf

Origin of SHEAVE

First Known Use: 1598

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall


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