Unreeve
Unreeve Un*reeve", v. t. [1st pref. un- + reeve, v. t.] (Naut.) To withdraw, or take out, as a rope from a block, thimble, or the like. [1913 Webster]

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  • unreeve — [un rēv′] vt. unrove or unreeved, unreeving Naut. to withdraw (a line) from a block, ring, etc …   English World dictionary

  • unreeve — /un reev /, v., unrove or unreeved, unreeving. v.t. 1. Naut. to withdraw (a rope) from a block, thimble, etc. v.i. 2. to unreeve a rope. 3. (of a rope) to become unreeved. [1590 1600; UN 2 + REEVE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unreeve — [c]/ʌnˈriv/ (say un reev) verb (unrove or unreeved, unreeving) –verb (t) 1. to withdraw (a rope, etc.) from a block, thimble, etc. –verb (i) 2. to unreeve a rope. 3. (of a rope, etc.) to become unreeved. {un 2 + reeve2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • unreeve — transitive verb (unrove or reeved; reeving) Date: 1600 to withdraw (a rope) from an opening (as a ship s block or thimble) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unreeve — to withdraw a rope from an opening Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • unreeve — un·reeve …   English syllables

  • unreeve — v.tr. (past unrove) withdraw (a rope etc.) from being reeved …   Useful english dictionary

  • Unreave — Un*reave , v. t. [See {Unreeve}.] To unwind; to disentangle; to loose. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unroven — un·ro·ven (ŭn rōʹvən) v. A past participle of unreeve. * * * …   Universalium

  • unrove — /un rohv /, Naut. v.t., v.i. 1. pt. and pp. of unreeve. adj. 2. withdrawn from a block, thimble, etc. * * * …   Universalium

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