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Reeve



noun
1.
an administrative officer of a town or district.
2.
British. an overseer or superintendent of workers, tenants, or an estate.
3.
British. (formerly) a person of high rank representing the crown.
4.
Canadian. the presiding officer of a village or town council.
verb (used with object), rove or reeved, roven or reeved, reeving. Nautical.
1.
to pass (a rope or the like) through a hole, ring, or the like.
2.
to fasten by placing through or around something.
3.
to pass a rope through (the swallow of a block).
noun
1.
the female of the ruff, Philomachus pugnax.
noun
1.
(English history) the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century Compare sheriff
2.
(in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
3.
(government:Canada) (in certain provinces) a president of a local council, esp in a rural area
4.
(formerly) a minor local official in any of several parts of England and the US
verb (transitive) (nautical) reeves, reeving, reeved, rove (rəʊv)
1.
to pass (a rope or cable) through an eye or other narrow opening
2.
to fasten by passing through or around something
noun
1.
the female of the ruff (the bird)

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