sheafPronunciation: (shēf), [key]
—n., pl. sheaves,
one of the bundles in which cereal plants, as wheat, rye, etc., are bound after reaping.
any bundle, cluster, or collection: a sheaf of papers.
to bind (something) into a sheaf or sheaves.
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