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stave British & World English

A vertical wooden post or plank in a building or other structure

stave English Thesaurus

the ship had been driven aground, her hull staved in

stave New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

verse or stanza of a poem

stavedstave something in in stave British & World English

Break something by forcing it inwards or piercing it roughly

stavedstave something off in stave British & World English

Avert or delay something bad or dangerous

stave rhyme British & World English

Alliteration, especially in old Germanic poetry

stave rhyme New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

alliteration in old Germanic poetry

stave church British & World English

A church of a type built in Norway from the 11th to the 13th century, the walls of which were constructed of upright planks or staves