Definition of Steeve

1. v. i. To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.



2. v. t. To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.

3. n. The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; -- called also steeving.

Definition of Steeve

1. Verb. (archaic) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; -- said of the bowsprit, etc. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; the steeving. ¹

3. Noun. A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales and similar cargo needing to be packed tightly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steeve

1. to stow in the hold of a ship [v STEEVED, STEEVING, STEEVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steeve

steering mechanism
steering system
steering wheel
steering wheels
steerings
steerless
steerling
steerlings
steers
steersman
steersmate
steersmen
steerswoman
steerswomen
steery
steeve (current term)
steeved
steevely
steever
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steevest
steeving
steevings
steeziest
steezy
steg
steganalyser
steganalysers
steganalysis
steganogram

Literary usage of Steeve

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1885)
""That's the fair and honest account of what old steeve drinked. ... It's a satisfaction if it made you happy; but, I say, Mr steeve, I didn't think that, ..."

2. Jamieson's Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are by John Jamieson, John Johnstone (1867)
"It steers or regulates the plough la lut notion, Lan. steeve ... Trusty ; as, a steeve friend, 8. в. Obstinate, S.—Dan. i.tvt stiff ; hard, not flexible ..."

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