keeve

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EtymologyEdit

This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology. Derived from Old English "cȳf" meaning a vat. (Macdonald, A. M., ed. (1972) Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary; new ed. Edinburgh: Chambers; p. 719)

NounEdit

keeve (plural keeves)

  1. (brewing) A vat or tub in which the mash is made; a mash tub.
  2. (bleaching) A bleaching vat; a kier.
  3. (mining) A large vat used in dressing ores.

VerbEdit

keeve (third-person singular simple present keeves, present participle keeving, simple past and past participle keeved)

  1. To set in a keeve, or tub, for fermentation.
  2. (Provincial English) To heave; to tilt, as a cart.

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 14:07