Definition for SHIV'ER

SHIV'ER, n.1 [G. schiefer, a splinter, slate; schiefern, to shiver, to scale; Dan. skive, Sw. skifva, a slice; Dan. skifer, skiver, a slate; skifer sig, to shiver, peel or split, Sw. skifva sig.]

  1. In mineralogy, a species of blue slate; shist; shale.
  2. In seamen's language, a little wheel; a sheave.

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