a home-made weapon used for CUTTING, not stabbing. a sharpened tooth-brush is not a shiv, that is a shank, which is used for stabbing.
guy 1:"i got cornered on my last day in prison, i was lucky i had my shiv!"
guy 2:"oh sweet! im going to jail soon, how do you make one?"
guy 1:"take a razor blade and a lighter in with you, then melt the blade to your toothbrush."
by cutter-of-stuff December 30, 2010
shit, because t-9 won't let you type shit and you're too lazy to do it yourself.
In a text message: I'll be right out, I had to deal with some shiv.
by micblic May 25, 2009
1. knife or blade(noun)

2. stab(verb)

shiv or chiv is English 20th century slang, prob from earlier Thieves' slang "chive" meaning knife, derived from Romany.
He's got a shiv=he's shivved up
she shivved him= she stabbed him
by guttapercha January 21, 2011
Being stabbed by a prostitue mid-coitus. Simultaneously being stabbed and contracting Veneral Disease.
Luckily, Haines survived being (s)hiv'ed during his lastest Atlantic City bender.
by Sebring February 17, 2009
A portmanteau of "make shift" and "knife" (or "knives"), used to describe a homemade weapon made up of objects one would find in a prison that is not metallic.
Hey, grab your shiv and lets shank his ass.
by CaPsi December 06, 2007
Form of punching: To jab through a crowd and to hit the face of a deserving target, by missing the nose and striking the cheek bone.

To shiv properly the target should do a complete spin on their axis.
She needs a good shivving
by WhimsicalMcGee July 15, 2011
A device or tool used to unlock a lock without using a key
the police officer openned my car door with a shiv
by GetItRightStupidPeople November 29, 2011

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