• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Steeve (Naut) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; -- called also steeving.
    • Steeve (Shipbuilding) To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.
    • v. i Steeve stēv (Shipbuilding) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; -- said of the bowsprit, etc.
    • Steeve To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve. See Steeve n..
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • steeve Stiff; firm; unbending or unyielding.
    • steeve To stiffen: as, to be steeved with cold.
    • steeve Nautical, to project from the bows at an angle instead of horizontally: said of a bowsprit.
    • steeve Nautical, to give a certain angle of elevation to: as, to steeve a bowsprit.
    • n steeve Nautical, the angle of elevation which the bowsprit makes with the horizon.
    • steeve To stuff; cram; pack firmly and tightly.
    • steeve Nautical, to stow, as cargo in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve or a jack-screw.
    • n steeve A long derrick or spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cargo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Steeve stēv a spar with a block at the end for packing close certain kinds of cargo: the angle which the bowsprit of a ship makes with the horizon or the line of her keel
    • Steeve Also Steev′ing
    • adj Steeve stēv (Scot.) stiff, firm
    • v.t Steeve stēv to stuff, pack close
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OD. steve, staff, E. stem, n


In literature:

That yaller, dirty packet with her bowsprit steeved that way, she's the Hope of Prague.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Falconer also states that a sloop differs from a cutter by having a fixed steeving bowsprit and a jib-stay.
"King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855" by E. Keble Chatterton
I know Dr. Steeves tells them I am a lunatic yet.
"Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum" by Mary Huestis Pengilly
The fashion of short steeves seems quite to be coming in again!
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
I knows the steeve o' that bowsprit too well to be mistook as to what that brig is.
"A Middy in Command" by Harry Collingwood
William H. Steeves, M.L.C.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
Messrs. Tilley, Steeves, Johnson, Chandler and Gray.
"Wilmot and Tilley" by James Hannay
Wisdom & Fish's belting and heavy goods establishment, Benson's millinery store, Steeves, Bros., J.
"The Story of the Great Fire in St. John, N.B., June 20th, 1877" by George Stewart

In news:

Steeve Victor, Hope for Haiti's medical director, works in a mobile clinic setting at the Ravine Sable Primary School in Ravine Sable, Haiti.
Latin Academy's ace pitcher Sam Steeves pitched in the Boston City League semifinal victory on Saturday afternoon against East Boston and won't be available for Monday's championship against North conference rival Boston English.
Down Under Sports athletes from Thunder Mountain are, back left-to-right: James Steeves, Nick Bursell, Khalil English.
Author Stephan Talty Photography Steeve Iuncker.
In 2005, Gaz Sanders and Joe Simon purchased Mutiny Bikes from founding owner Steev Inge and moved the brand to Austin, Texas.
Isaac Aanerud (middle) of Rogers booted the ball amid a cluster including teammates Mitchell Steeves (3) and Michel David (12) and ERZ's Jake Salem (9) and Nelson Valdez (3).
Text and photos by Steev Riccardo.
(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Sam Steeves (right) of the Boston Astros youth baseball league meets legendary sportswriter Peter Gammon (left) as teammates look on at Fenway Park on Aug 22.'s coverage of Outgames continues with volleyballer Dave Steeves, who laments being sidelined by a finger injury -- a big deal if you're also a sign-language interpreter.
Dave Steeves made his World Outgames debut Sunday in the first day of competition of the eight-day LGBT sporting gala.