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British Dictionary definitions for syver

syver

siver

noun Scot
  1. a street drain or the grating over it
  2. a street gutter

Word Origin

C17: of uncertain origin
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Examples from the Web for syver

Historical Examples

  • As I held out the coin on the palm of my hand he struck it up with an oath and it rolled into the syver.

    The Shoes of Fortune

    Neil Munro