- A plait or tress. E iri koe e rua makave i tona rauru. Plait her hair into two tresses.
- Plaited strap or thong (on sandal), shoelace. Ko tetai makave i tona tamaka tei motu. One of his laces was broken.
- A strand or twist (of rope). E tatara i tetai makave o te taura. Undo one strand of the rope. (See makavekave.) [Np. *ma-kawe.]
Related to makave