shive


shive

noun

  1. a sliver or fragment; splinter.
  2. a thin plug, as of wood or cork, for stopping the bunghole of a cask or the mouth of a bottle.

noun

  1. a splinter or fragment of the husk of flax, hemp, etc.
  2. boon3.

noun

  1. a flat cork or bung for wide-mouthed bottles
  2. an archaic word for slice
n.

early 13c., “slice of bread; thin piece cut off,” perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *scifa, cognate with Old Saxon sciva, Middle Dutch schive, Dutch schijf, Old High German sciba, German Scheibe; see skive (v.1). From 1869 as “thin, flat cork for a bottle.”

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