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1steeve

transitive verb \ˈstēv\
steevedsteev·ing

Definition of STEEVE

archaic
:  to stow especially in a ship's hold

Origin of STEEVE

probably from Spanish estibar or Portuguese estivar to pack tightly, from Latin stipare to press together — more at stiff
First Known Use: circa 1644

2steeve

verb
steevedsteev·ing

Definition of STEEVE

intransitive verb
of a bowsprit
:  to incline upward at an angle with the horizon or the line of the keel
transitive verb
:  to set (a bowsprit) at an upward inclination

Origin of STEEVE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1644

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