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

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unreeve was in 1600

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Cite this Entry

“Unreeve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unreeve. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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