Gyve Gyve (j[imac]v), n. [Of Celtic origin; cf. W. gefyn, Ir. geibhionn, Gael. geimheal.] A shackle; especially, one to confine the legs; a fetter. [Written also {give}.] [1913 Webster]

Like a poor prisoner in his twisted gyves. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

With gyves upon his wrist. --Hood. [1913 Webster]

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