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Noun: steeve  steev
  1. The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel
    - steeving
     
  2. A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales, and similar kinds of cargo which need to be packed tightly
Verb: steeve  steev
  1. To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; - said of the bowsprit, etc
     
  2. To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve

Derived forms: steeves, steeved, steeving