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reeve

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1. English history the local representative of the king in a shire (under the ealdorman) until the early 11th century
2. (in medieval England) a manorial steward who supervised the daily affairs of the manor: often a villein elected by his fellows
3. Canadian government (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

reeve

2
the female of the ruff (the bird)

reeve

[rēv]
(naval architecture)
To pass a rope through a hole or opening in a block, ringbolt, or similar device.
To fasten something by passing a rope or line through or around it.