AskDefine | Define gyve

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English

Etymology

Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

/ʤaɪv/, /gaɪv/

Noun

  1. A shackle or fetter, especially for the leg.

Quotations

  • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me, Penguin 2001, page 122
    Our gyves were removed and our possessions returned to us, except for my Banker's Special.

Derived terms

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