There are 2 definitions of steeve in English:

steeve1

Syllabification: steeve
Pronunciation: /stēv
 
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noun

(In a sailing ship) the angle of the bowsprit in relation to a horizontal plane.
More example sentences
  • The tilt or "steeve" of the bowsprit is very important.

verb

[with object] (usually be steeved) Back to top  
Give (the bowsprit) a specified inclination.
More example sentences
  • The sail plan shows masts with a sharp rake, nicely steeved bowsprit, stub top-mast on the main, no spreaders, jumper struts nor permanent back-stays.

Origin

mid 17th century: of unknown origin.

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There are 2 definitions of steeve in English:

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noun

A derrick consisting of a long pole with a block at the end.

Origin

late 15th century (as a verb): from Old French estiver or Spanish estibar, from Latin stipare 'pack tight'. The noun is first recorded as a 19th-century US term.

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Word of the day dinkum
Pronunciation: ˈdɪŋkəm
adjective
(of an article or person) genuine, honest, true