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vb. (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.


 - vb. (Shipbuilding) To elevate or fix at an angle with the horizon; - said of the bowsprit, etc. To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve.


 - n. (Naut.) (a) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel; - called also steeving. (b) A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales, and similar kinds of cargo which need to be packed tightly.

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