Definitions for "Reeve"
an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; -- used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.
gerefa (Old English), praepositus, prepositus (Latin)] A royal official, or a manor official appointed by the lord or elected by the peasants. (MEDIEV-L. Medieval Terms) Manorial overseer, usually a villager elected by tenants of the manor. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 231) Officer responsible for the general management of a manor (usually selected from among the manor's tenants). (Bennett, Judith M. Women in the Medieval English Countryside, 234) The lord's official on the manor who supervised labour dues and renders owed by peasants. (Wood, Michael. Domesday: A Search for the Roots of England, 214) Principal manorial official under the bailiff, always a villein. (Gies, Frances and Joseph. Life in a Medieval Village, 245) The usual word for an O.E. official, including the scirgerefa (sheriff) and portgerefa (port reeve, town reeve); continued to be used in towns after the Norman Conquest (later sometimes interchangeable with "bailiff"), generally for the officials responsible for paying the king's or lord's dues. (Reynolds, Susan. An Introduction to the History of English Medieval Towns, 200)
i. A local administrative agent of an Anglo-Saxon king. ii. A medieval official, usually in charge of running a manor and appointed by its lord.
To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.
To reeve a rope, is to put it through a block, and to unreeve it, is to take it out of the block.
pass a rope through; "reeve an opening"
Reeve, or Councilor of the Exchequer, who is responsible for House finances.
The treasurer or exchequer. Someone who handles the money on a local or kingdom level.
The group treasurer.
Old English gerafa A royal officer præpositus
Old Norwegian? For any threading through action. Submitted by Piers from London, UK.
Keywords:  ruff, female
The female of the ruff.
Keywords:  halyard, flag, truck, raising, pull
means to pull the halyard through the truck, raising or lowering a flag.
Keywords:  block, leading, object, line
Leading a line through a block or other object.