Translation of sheaf in Spanish:

sheaf

Pronunciation: /ʃiːf/

noun/nombre (plural sheaves)

  • 1.1 [Agric] gavilla (feminine)
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    • A widespread custom, also designed to please the prophet and maximise crops, was to leave uncut on the field the last sheaf of grain, tying it into a special twist, known as ‘Il'ia's beard’.
    • Reaping will be by scythe and a 1953 Ferguson tractor, stooking - stacking the sheaves - will be by hand and threshing will involve a Victorian barn thresher.
    • The reaper and self-binder (which bound the grain into sheaves mechanically) enabled farmers to work vast tracts with small crews.
    1.2 (of notes) fajo (masculine); (of arrows) haz (masculine)
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    • She pulled a sheaf of papers from her knapsack and shuffled through them.
    • Upon making a decision the Emperor would have his servants place a sheaf of paper either over or under the rock.
    • Today morning while stapling a sheaf of papers, I forgot that my finger was below and I was in such a fit of caffeine-induced working enthusiasm, I stapled my finger along with the papers.

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