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stave
American English: /steɪv/
British English: /steɪv/

Translation of stave in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (of barrel, hull)
    Example sentences
    • Experiments with brandy as well as wine, however, demonstrate the superiority of air-dried over kiln-dried wood for barrel staves.
    • To illustrate this, Liebig imagined a barrel crafted out of staves of mismatched lengths.
    • The wood of the stave and arrow shafts was dark with moisture.
    1.2 (of ladder)
    Example sentences
    • It's like a workshop in Hades - you feel the heat from barrels set over open fires in the floor and hear the piercing din of hammers on steel as hoops are pounded onto staves.
    • Cutting staves led to the purchase of a kiln, which, in turn, opened up additional markets.
    • Here there were no men training, only a few targets and a pile of wooden staves in the corner.
  • 2 (Music)
    Example sentences
    • A typical graph contains one or more grand staves, or piano staves, so one will likely begin with a piano template.
    • In his Alphabet des mouvements du corps humain he placed movement symbols on a special stave while recording the floor patterns above it.

Phrasal verbs

stave in

also: past tense & past participle staved or stove
1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(door/hull)
2verb + adverb
romperse

stave off

also: past tense & past participle staved verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
(defeat/disaster)
(danger/threat)
she ate a carrot to stave off the hunger pangs
comió una zanahoria para engañar el estómago

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