archaic: to become stove in—used of a boat or ship
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Coffee Liqueur staves and one-third Blood Orange Coffee Liqueur staves, a limited release from Laurel Canyon Spirits.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 14 Nov. 2023 Next the staves were steamed to become more flexible and flattened into boards.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 28 July 2023 Step 2: Shape the Bow Roughly shape your bow from the green stave.—Keith McCafferty, Field & Stream, 29 June 2023 Merrimack + Stranahan’s Blue Peak Canoe is custom-built from barrel staves, metal hoops, and lids into a 14 foot, six inch, Tennessean Tandem/Solo canoe, one of the company’s signature designs.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 28 July 2023 Previous iterations of malt whiskey have appeared as components of Little Book Chapter Six, but those were younger whiskeys that were finished with different barrel staves.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 May 2023 If there is a natural curve to the stave, choose the outside of the curve as the belly because pulling the bow against the curve will add power.—Keith McCafferty, Field & Stream, 29 June 2023 The barrels were made from trees harvested in northern Spain, which were cut into staves and seasoned outdoors before being assembled into barrels.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 18 June 2023 Each expression in the collection started with a traditional Maker’s Mark that had been aged a second time filling a barrel with a variety of staves toasted at different levels.—Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 20 Apr. 2023
So restaurants stave them off with bread and salads until their orders are ready.—Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 There are precious few legislative days left for both chambers this month, and none of the appropriations bills that need to be signed into law to stave out a shutdown have passed both chambers (in fact, just one, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, has passed the House).—Rebecca Kaplan, NBC News, 13 Sep. 2023 This is why studies suggest a person who challenges themselves mentally through puzzles or language learning could stave it off.—Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 8 May 2023 Wood stave finishing is a technique used by other brands—Maker’s Mark is perhaps the most famous example with its Maker’s 46 and Wood Finishing Series.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Apr. 2023 All three of these contests are in basically blue states, so if all the Democratic candidates win with a heavy emphasis on bashing their opponents on dealing with COVID that still might not be enough to stave of what could be a disastrous midterm election.—Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 16 Sep. 2021 To see if there was a way to stave that off, the researchers created a model that would stabilize the ice sheet.—Roni Dengler, Discover Magazine, 17 July 2019 The rhythm elements help stave this off a bit but also take some of the bite out of a traditionally challenging genre.—Brittany Vincent, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2023 Toward the end of the process, stave No. 90 ended up being one of my favorites, but early on it was among the underdogs.—Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 See More
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Middle English, back-formation from staves, plural of staf staff