- (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.
mid 17th century: of unknown origin.
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