Definition of stave:
- A metrical portion; the five parallel lines, and the four contained spaces, on and within which musical notes are written; a verse, or so much of the psalm as is given out at once by the precentor, to be repeated by the congregation.
- A pole of some length; one of the bars of which a cask is made up.
- To break a hole in; to burst; to furnish with staves.
rundle, faculty, arr., log, clef, one shot, rod, turn, daily round, beat, bout, rung, unit of ammunition, batten, spoke, round of drinks, adagio, allegro, beam, cycle, meanwhile, bar, chipboard, con brio, retardation, round, lag, troll, staff, stick, support, round of golf, bar line, machine, rhythm, con amore, stave in, interim, yoke, board, bass clef, andante, circle, cane, wood pulp, slowdown, walking stick, meantime, duckboards.
The Ethiopian sprang up in a rage, but on seeing his master with the stave in his hand, contented himself with muttering, " That he would not remain to be beaten in that manner," and re- applied himself to his labour.- "The Pacha of Many Tales", Captain Frederick Marryat.
After being shown through the house and answering innumerable questions about stave and barrel- making, and where I had formerly been in business, I left for the hotel where I found Johnny patiently waiting my return.- "Twenty Years of Hus'ling", J. P. Johnston.
- "Twenty Years of Hus'ling", J. P. Johnston.