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Portreeve vs. Reeve

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Portreevenoun

A borough-reeve: an office equivalent to a mayor (historical) in several major English towns or (dialect) in various minor boroughs of Wales and Southwest England.

Reevenoun

(historical) Any of several local officials, with varying responsibilities.

Portreevenoun

(historical) A municipal office subordinate to a mayor, (especially) a bailiff.

Reevenoun

(Canada) The president of a township or municipal district council.

Portreevenoun

(historical) A port reeve, a port warden.

Reevenoun

The holder of a proposed but unadopted commissioned rank of the Royal Air Force, equivalent to wing commander.

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Portreevenoun

A port warden.

Reevenoun

A female of the species Philomachus pugnax, a highly gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia; the male is a ruff.

Portreeve

A portreeve (Old English: hæfenrēfa, sometimes spelled Port-reeve) or port warden is the title of a historical official in England and Wales possessing authority (political, administrative, or fiscal) over a town. The details of the office have fluctuated and evolved considerably over time.

Reeveverb

To pass (a rope) through a hole or opening, especially so as to fasten it.

Reevenoun

The female of the ruff.

Reevenoun

an officer, steward, bailiff, or governor; - used chiefly in compounds; as, shirereeve, now written sheriff; portreeve, etc.

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Reeveverb

To pass, as the end of a pope, through any hole in a block, thimble, cleat, ringbolt, cringle, or the like.

Reevenoun

female ruff

Reeveverb

pass a rope through;

‘reeve an opening’;

Reeveverb

pass through a hole or opening;

‘reeve a rope’;

Reeveverb

fasten by passing through a hole or around something

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