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stave

1. a stanza or verse of a poem
2. Music
a. Brit an individual group of five lines and four spaces used in staff notation
b. another word for staff

Stave

Wedge-shaped timber.

stave

[stāv]
(design engineering)
A rung of a ladder.
Any of the narrow wooden strips or metal plates placed edge to edge to form the sides, top, or lining of a vessel or structure, such as a barrel.

stave

1. One of a number of narrow boards used to build up a curved surface.
2. A rung of a ladder.
3. In formwork for an excavation, one of many vertical members which form a curved surface (in plan).
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Days before that, four security officials were martyred and as many others were wounded while staving off a terrorist attack on a training centre of a paramilitary force in central Balochistan.
Last week, four security officials were martyred and as many others were wounded while staving off a terrorist attack on a training centre of a paramilitary force in central Balochistan.
Despite the surprisingly good showing by the placebo pill, valproate proved superior to it and lithium at staving off symptom flare-ups severe enough to make participants drop out of the study, the scientists say.