reeve 2 (rēv)
tr.v. reeved or rove (rōv), reev·ing, reeves
1. To pass (a rope or rod) through a hole, ring, pulley, or block.
2. To fasten by passing through or around.
3. To pass a rope or rod through (a hole, ring, pulley, or block).
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