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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A knife used as a weapon.

Usage examples (37)
  • Let's face it, the list is full of geriatrics who couldn't make a shiv from a broken piece of metal if their lives depended on it.
  • Remember kids: A shiv is a weapon, to shank is the verb.
  • By the way, a knife is referred to as a "shiv" in the pen.
  • "The shiv, the gat and the red rock"--the rock is Cain's rock, but "shiv" and "gat" are peculiarly 1920s-ish slang. for more
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