Steeving
Steeve Steeve (st[=e]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Steeved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Steeving}.] [Cf. OD. steve staff, E. stem, n.] (Shipbuilding) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; -- said of the bowsprit, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Steeving — Steev ing, n. 1. The act or practice of one who steeves. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) See {Steeve}, n. (a) . [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steeving — Steeve Steeve, n. (Naut.) (a) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel s keel; called also {steeving}. (b) A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales, and similar kinds of cargo which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steeving — steev·ing …   English syllables

  • steeving — noun see steeve IV * * * steevˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑steeve …   Useful english dictionary

  • steeve — I. transitive verb (steeved; steeving) Etymology: probably from Spanish estibar or Portuguese estivar to pack tightly, from Latin stipare to press together more at stiff Date: circa 1644 archaic to stow especially in a ship s hold II. verb… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • steeve — steeve1 /steev/, v., steeved, steeving, n. v.t. 1. to stuff (cotton or other cargo) into a ship s hold. n. 2. a long derrick or spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cargo in a ship s hold. [1475 85; prob. < Sp estibar to cram < L… …   Universalium

  • steeve — I. /stiv/ (say steev) verb (t) (steeved, steeving) 1. to pack tightly, as cotton or other cargo in a ship s hold. –noun 2. a long derrick or spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cargo. {late Middle English, from French estiver, or from… …   Australian English dictionary

  • steeve — steeve1 [stēv] vt. steeved, steeving [Fr estiver < Sp or Port estivar < L stipare, to compress, cram: see STONE] Archaic to stow (cargo) as in the hold of a ship steeve2 [stēv] vi., vt. steeved, steeving [< ? or akin to OFr estive, tail… …   English World dictionary

  • Steeve — Steeve, n. (Naut.) (a) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel s keel; called also {steeving}. (b) A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales, and similar kinds of cargo which need to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steeve — (st[=e]v), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Steeved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Steeving}.] [Cf. OD. steve staff, E. stem, n.] (Shipbuilding) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel s keel; said of the bowsprit, etc. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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