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reeve



Pronunciation: (rēv), [key]
n.
1. an administrative officer of a town or district.
2. Brit.an overseer or superintendent of workers, tenants, or an estate.
3. Brit.(formerly) a person of high rank representing the crown.
4. Canadian.the presiding officer of a village or town council.

reeve



Pronunciation: (rēv), [key]
v.t., rove or reeved, reev•ing. Naut.
1. to pass (a rope or the like) through a hole, ring, or the like.
2. to fasten by placing through or around something.
3. to pass a rope through (the swallow of a block).

reeve



Pronunciation: (rēv), [key]
n.
the female of the ruff, Philomachus pugnax. Also called ree.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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