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sheave

noun \ ˈshiv , ˈshēv \

Definition of sheave

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

Origin and Etymology of sheave

Middle English sheve; akin to Old High German scība disk

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms


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sheave

verb \ ˈshēv \

Definition of sheave

sheaved; sheaving
: to gather and bind into a sheaf

Origin and Etymology of sheave

sheaf

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


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