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Definition of Gyve

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place in fetters, place in manacles; put in chains, shackle
shackle, chain (for the legs); fetters, manacles
Gyve Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To fetter; to shackle; to chain.
  
(n.)
A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter.
  
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gyve
\gyve\ (jīv), n. [of celtic origin; cf. w. gefyn, ir. geibbionn, gael. geimheal.] a shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter. [written also give.] like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves. with gyves upon his wrist. ood.
gyve
\gyve\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. gyved (jīvd); p. pr. & vb. n. gyving.] to fetter; to shackle; to chain. i will gyve thee in thine own courtship.

JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Hual = n. a fetter, a gyve
Shakespeare Words
to fetter
Gyve Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A shackle, also known as a gyve, is a U-shaped piece of metal secured with a clevis pin or bolt across the opening, or a hinged metal loop secured with a quick-release locking pin mechanism. The term also applies to handcuffs and other similarly conceived restraint devices that function in a similar manner. Shackles are the primary connecting link in all manner of rigging systems, from boats and ships to industrial crane rigging, as they allow different rigging subsets to be connected or disconnected quickly. A shackle is also the similarly shaped piece of metal used with a locking mechanism in padlocks.

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