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Definition of Reeve


  1. The female of the ruff.
  2. To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
  3. an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.
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Reeve Translations

reeve in German is Vogt
reeve in Latin is prepositus
reeve in Swedish is fogde