Definition of keeve in English:
A tub or vat for holding liquid, especially in brewing or bleaching.
- The ground meal or grist is next thoroughly mixed with very warm water in large tuns or keeves for a period of about two hours.
- Possible brewers were identified by the possession of various pieces of basic equipment which might potentially have been used for brewing, including keeves and tubs.
- She lit a fire, put a kettle of water on to boil and got out a keeve, or basin, for washing.
Old English cȳf, perhaps of Germanic origin.
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