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Sheave


SHEAVE, noun In seamen's language, a wheel in which the rope works in a block. It is made of hard wood or a metal. When made of wood, it is sometimes bushed, that is, has a piece or perforated brass let into its center, the better to sustain the friction of the pin.

SHEAVE, verb transitive To bring together; to collect. [Not in use.]