Stave jointer
Stave Stave (st[=a]v), n. [From {Staff}, and corresponding to the pl. staves. See {Staff}.] 1. One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. One of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. A metrical portion; a stanza; a staff. [1913 Webster]

Let us chant a passing stave In honor of that hero brave. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) The five horizontal and parallel lines on and between which musical notes are written or printed; the staff[7]. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Stave jointer}, a machine for dressing the edges of staves. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stave — (st[=a]v), n. [From {Staff}, and corresponding to the pl. staves. See {Staff}.] 1. One of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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