a knife, especially a switchblade.
Also called shank . an improvised or homemade weapon for cutting or stabbing, especially one honed by a prison inmate or used by a criminal.
to cut or stab (someone) with a shiv; shank.
- Rarely chiv .
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How to use shiv in a sentence
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“We are trying to make the weather cute,” shiv Takhar, the other creator, says.
In the mid-60s, the shiv Sena spoke of the erosion of Marathi.
Thackeray, it said, “like a veteran general, commanded his loyal shiv Sainiks to retaliate by organized attacks against Muslims.”
Yet the astonishing thing is that reports like these are music to the ears of the shiv Sena.
Because the big chief of his party, the shiv Sena, went on life support two days ago.
As fast as his short bowed legs would carry him, he ran to the car and piled in beside shiv.
The man called shiv was driving Delancy's get-away car at a conservative pace so as not to excite suspicion.
shiv speeded up to forty miles an hour as he rolled to the top of a little hill.
shiv steered into the wash room, and the doors dropped back into place.
Then shiv whipped his wheel around for a short turn into the mouth of an alley.
British Dictionary definitions for shiv
a variant spelling of chiv
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