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Sheave meaning

Sheave - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or the like; the wheel of a pulley.
  2. 2. To gather and bind into a sheaf or sheaves; hence, to collect.
  3. 3. Wheel of a pulley.

Sheave - examples of usage

  1. The centre of the eccentric sheave or wheel is placed ahead of and level with the paddle shaft axis. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. The surfaces are lubricated by the water, but sometimes oil lubrication is provided for the eccentric sheave. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  3. From the eccentric sheave, or wheel, having shifted on the shaft, some eccentrics having a key that is not sunk in the sheave, which is done so that the eccentric may shift rather than break if it should seize in its strap. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
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