Definition of Stave in

1. Verb. Break in the staves (of). "Stave in a cask"

Generic synonyms: Break In



2. Verb. Burst or force (a hole) into something.
Exact synonyms: Stave
Generic synonyms: Break Open, Burst, Split

Definition of Stave in

1. Verb. To stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stave In

staurobaryte
staurolite
staurolites
staurolitic
stauroscope
stauroscopes
staurosporine
staurotide
staurotides
staus
stave
stave-rhyme
stave-rhymed
stave-rhymes
stave church
stave in (current term)
stave off
stave rhyme
stave wood
staved
staveless
staves
stavesacre
stavesacres
stavewood
stavewoods
staving
stavudine
stavudines
staw

Literary usage of Stave in

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1. The Story of Notation by Charles Francis Abdy Williams (1903)
"... use of a single stave in mediaeval times and by Brahms—A stave of twenty-four lines—Lines added as required—Gradual adoption of the five-line stave for ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Cf. Icel. stef, a stave in a song ; Goth, stabs, a letter, element, rudiment, Gal. iv. 3. 'Staffe in our vulgäre poesie I know not why it should be so ..."

3. The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn by Lafcadio Hearn (1922)
"Why, the first duty of gentlemen is to face death like soldiers — not like sailors on a sinking ship, who stave in the casks — sometimes. ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine (1854)
"Fig. 1 is a side elevation, fig. 2 a section, and fig. S an end view of a machine, in which saws are used for cutting or jointing the stave, in which the ..."

5. A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on by Thomas Arnold (1891)
"The six-line stave in sevens, exemplified by the lines at p. 446, by Jonson's "Hymn to Diana" (1), and many other pieces, and the eight'line stave in eights ..."

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