Wheat sheaves are bundled so they can be set upright to dry out before processing.
An example of sheave is to group together wheat.
Origin of sheaveMiddle English sheve, variant, variety of schive from Old English an unverified form scife, akin to German scheibe, disk from Indo-European an unverified form skeip- from base an unverified form skei-, to cut from source sheath
transitive verbsheaved, sheav′ing
Origin of sheavefrom sheaf
transitive verbsheaved, sheav·ing, sheaves
Origin of sheaveFrom sheaf
Origin of sheaveMiddle English sheve ; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
Akin to German Scheibe, late Old Norse skÃfa (“slice"). For more see shive.
(third-person singular simple present sheaves, present participle sheaving, simple past and past participle sheaved)
- to gather and bind into a sheaf