steeve (plural steeves)
- (nautical) The angle which a bowsprit makes with the horizon, or with the line of the vessel's keel.
- A spar, with a block at one end, used in stowing cotton bales and similar cargo needing to be packed tightly.
- (archaic) To project upward, or make an angle with the horizon or with the line of a vessel's keel; said of the bowsprit, etc.
- (transitive) To stow, as bales in a vessel's hold, by means of a steeve.