Definition for SHIVE

SHIVE, n. [shiv; D. schyf; G. scheibe. If s is a prefix, this word agrees radically with chip.]

  1. A slice; a thin cut; as a shive of bread. [Not in use.] – Shak.
  2. A thin flexible piece cut off. [Not in use.] – Boyle.
  3. A little piece or fragment; as, the shive of flax made by breaking.

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