[ shahyv ]
/ ʃaɪv /
a sliver or fragment; splinter.
a thin plug, as of wood or cork, for stopping the bunghole of a cask or the mouth of a bottle.
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Origin of shive1
1175–1225; Middle English; cognate with German Scheibe, Old Norse skīfa; akin to sheave2
Words nearby shive
Definition for shive (2 of 2)
[ shiv, shahyv ]
/ ʃɪv, ʃaɪv /
a splinter or fragment of the husk of flax, hemp, etc.
Origin of shive2
1475–85; earlier scyfe; cognate with dialectal Dutch schif, Middle Dutch scheve, German Schebe; akin to shiver2
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Example sentences from the Web for shive
Pray you, sit down with us, Mr Ferris,” said she; “we shall not lack a shive for you.Robin Tremayne|Emily Sarah Holt
British Dictionary definitions for shive
/ (ʃaɪv) /
a flat cork or bung for wide-mouthed bottles
an archaic word for slice
Word Origin for shive
C13: from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German schīve; see sheave 1
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