To reeve is to fasten something by threading a rope or rod through a hole.(verb)
When you fasten a bike to a bike rack by threading a chain around the holes in the spokes of the tire and the railing of the bike rack, this is an example of a reeve.
See reeve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME reve, earlier irefe < OE gerefa < ge- + base of *rof, row, number
Origin: ? >
See reeve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English gerēfa.
transitive verb reeved reeved or rove (rōv), reev·ing, reeves
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Probably alteration of ruff1.
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