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unreeve

Line breaks: un|reeve
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈriːv
 
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Definition of unreeve in English:

verb (unreeves, unreeving, past unrove)

[with object] Nautical
Withdraw (a rope) from a securing ring or block: jib stays can be unrove, and then rove through the lacing
More example sentences
  • A second man moves the yard and boats it, unreeving and coiling the halyard in the process.
  • That fellow swam off to the coaster - five hundred yards or so - with the end of a warp made up of all the running gear unrove for the purpose.
  • Because the plate that is pivoted to the boom carries also the main winch, it is not necessary to unreeve the lifting ropes and the block.

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