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- n. A strap attached to a shield, used to hang the shield over the shoulder or from the neck.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See gige.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The strap of a shield, by which it is supported over the shoulder, and by which it can be hung up when not in use. Also gig, gigue.
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a strap called guige or gige, a Norman custom of great antiquity.
Ages, or among the Iroquois and Algonquins, make men dispense with corslets, even when the shield was worn, as in Homer, slung round the neck by a _telamon_ (_guige_ in Old French), belt, or baldric.
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