There are 2 definitions of sheave in English:

sheave1

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Pronunciation: /ʃiːv
 
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verb

  • another term for sheaf (verb).
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    • But sheaving to carry out particular tasks was a conventional task that those operating these sort of vessels had to approach?
    • But like the quest for the Holy Grail, SEO is also sheaved in myth and misinformation.
    • The cultures of the past recorded their reflections of daily life, whether they were figures of Pharaohs strutting across a wall of hieroglyphics or scenes of Russian peasant women sheaving wheat.

Origin

late 16th century: from sheaves.

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There are 2 definitions of sheave in English:

sheave2

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Pronunciation: /ʃiːv
 
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noun

  • A wheel with a groove for a rope to run on, as in a pulley block.
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    • 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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