unreeve(redirected from unreeving)
Related to unreeving: reeving
v. un·reeved or un·rove (-rōv′), un·reeved or un·ro·ven (-rō′vən), un·reev·ing, un·reeves Nautical
To withdraw (a rope, for example) from an opening, such as a block or thimble.
1. To become unreeved.
2. To unreeve a rope.
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vb, -reeves, -reeving, -rove or -reeved
(Nautical Terms) nautical to withdraw (a rope) from a block, thimble, etc
[C17: from un-2 + reeve2]
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Past participle: unreeved/unrove
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