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steeve / stēv/ • n. (in a sailing ship) the angle of the bowsprit in relation to a horizontal plane. • v. [tr.] (usu. be steeved) give (the bowsprit) a specified inclination.

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steeve1 compress and stow in a ship's hold. XV. — F. estiver :- L. stīpāre press, pack. Cf. STEVEDORE.

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steeve2 (naut.) incline upwards. XVII. of unkn. orig.