Definition of Steeving

1. n. The act or practice of one who steeves.



Definition of Steeving

1. Verb. (present participle of steeve) ¹

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Definition of Steeving

1. the angular elevation of a bowsprit from a ship's keel [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Steeving

steerling
steerlings
steers
steersman
steersmate
steersmen
steerswoman
steerswomen
steery
steeve
steeved
steevely
steever
steeves
steevest
steeving (current term)
steevings
steeziest
steezy
steg
steganalyser
steganalysers
steganalysis
steganogram
steganographer
steganographers
steganographic
steganographically
steganography
steganopod

Literary usage of Steeving

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1. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana (1911)
"We continued at work in this manner until the lower hold was filled to within four feet of the beams, when all hands were called aboard to commence steeving ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"We continued at work in this manner until the lower hold was filled to within four feet of the beams, when all hands were called aboard to commence steeving ..."

3. Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea by Richard Henry Dana, Charles Welsh (1907)
"Having filled the ship up, in this way, to within four feet of her beams, the process of steeving commenced, by which an hundred hides are got into a place ..."

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