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Definition of stave:

(n) : one of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
(v) : to break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in; to push, as with a staff. With off
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Definition of stave:

(n) : one of a number of narrow strips of wood, or narrow iron plates, placed edge to edge to form the sides, covering, or lining of a vessel or structure; esp., one of the strips which form the sides of a cask, a pail, etc; one of the bars or rounds of a rack, a ladder, etc; one of the cylindrical bars of a lantern wheel
(v) : to break in the staves of; to break a hole in; to burst. Often with in; to push, as with a staff. With off

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