sheavePronunciation: (shēv), [key]
—v.t., sheaved, sheav•ing.
to gather, collect, or bind into a sheaf or sheaves.
sheavePronunciation: (shiv, shēv), [key]
a pulley for hoisting or hauling, having a grooved rim for retaining a wire rope.
a wheel with a grooved rim, for transmitting force to a cable or belt.
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