unreeve

verb
un·​reeve | \ ˌən-ˈrēv How to pronounce unreeve (audio) \
unrove\ ˌən-​ˈrōv How to pronounce unrove (audio) \ or unreeved; unreeving

Definition of unreeve

transitive verb

: to withdraw (a rope) from an opening (such as a ship's block or thimble)

First Known Use of unreeve

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Unreeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreeve. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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