There are 2 definitions of sheave in English:

sheave1

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Entry from British & World English dictionary

verb

Another term for sheaf (verb).

Origin

late 16th century: from sheaves.

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Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected

There are 2 definitions of sheave in English:

sheave2

Syllabification: sheave
Pronunciation: /SHēv, SHiv
 
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noun

A wheel with a groove for a rope to run on, as in a pulley block.
More example sentences
  • The notched wheel shape that is used in a pulley is actually called a sheave, which is more what I meant.
  • He replaced the sheaves and pulleys with a direct coupling.
  • A heavier line and finally a steel rope then followed, a wooden box was slung on two steel sheaves from the steel rope and pulled by a steel wire from both ends and a windless operated by an African.

Origin

Middle English: from a Germanic base meaning 'wheel, pulley'.

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Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected