SHEAF, noun plural sheaves. [Latin scopa, scopo.]
1. A quantity of the stalks of wheat, rye, oats or barley bound together; a bundle of stalks or straw.
-The reaper fills his greedy hands,
And binds the golden sheaves in brittle bands. Dryden.
2. Any bundle or collection; as a sheaf of arrows.
SHEAF, verb transitive To collect and bind; to make sheaves.