Definition of reeve

Definition of reeve
  1. reeve Noun Any of several local officials, with varying responsibilities.
  2. reeve Noun The president of a township or municipal district council.
  3. reeve Verb To pass a rope through a hole or opening, especially so as to fasten it.
  4. reeve Noun A female of the species "Philomachus pugnax", a highly gregarious, medium-sized wading bird of Eurasia; the male is a ruff.
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