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Meaning of steeve

steeve

Pronunciation: (stēv), [key]
— v., n. steeved, steev•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to stuff (cotton or other cargo) into a ship's hold.
—n.
  1. a long derrick or spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cargo in a ship's hold.

steeve

Pronunciation: (stēv), [key]
— v., n. steeved, steev•ing,
—v.i.
  1. (of a bowsprit or the like) to incline upward at an angle instead of extending horizontally.
—v.t.
  1. to set (a spar) at an upward inclination.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.