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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.
steeve •achieve, believe, breve, cleave, conceive, deceive, eve, greave, grieve, heave, interleave, interweave, khedive, leave, misconceive, naive, Neve, peeve, perceive, reave, receive, reive, relieve, reprieve, retrieve, sheave, sleeve, steeve, Steve, Tananarive, Tel Aviv, thieve, underachieve, upheave, weave, we've, Yves •make-believe • shirtsleeve •semibreve • Congreve
steeve1 compress and stow in a ship's hold. XV. — F. estiver :- L. stīpāre press, pack. Cf. STEVEDORE.
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