Definitions

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  • noun colloquial A small tent or shelter.
  • verb To erect, or to stay in such a tent or shelter

Etymologies

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From bivouac

Examples

  • By an ingenious manipulation of ropes round his legs, and a well-aimed blow behind his ear from a tent mallet flung by one of the men, he was subdued and brought to earth, but not before he had destroyed a "bivvy" and some tents.

    The Seventh Manchesters July 1916 to March 1919

  • Even this did not complete the incidents of the day, for evening found us clinging with might and main to tent poles, tent curtains, "bivvy" shelters, etc., while a furious sand storm did its utmost to fling them down.

    The Seventh Manchesters July 1916 to March 1919

  • Little food & water, survival kit, Adventure Medical bivvy sack or space blanket, folding saw, extra knife (or two) knife sharpener, 1st aid kit, handi wipes, ammo, etc. Species:

    Field & Stream

  • Space blankets also serve as a great footprint under a tent and as a cover to increase the warmth of a sleeping bag (AFM's bivvy sacks work best here).

    A History Of The Survival (Space) Blanket

  • Granted, it's a little strange to slingshot method balls, then sleep in a bivvy, and wait for the bite alarm to go off on your rod-pod.

    For the Love of Carp

  • Already we've come far: Last night a train dropped us off in the middle of black-dark nowhere for a rough bivvy by the Canadian National Railway tracks.

    T.

  • You'll limp, but better that than a bivvy in the bottom of the boat.

    Five Do-It-Yourself Repairs for Outboard Motors

  • You know, for instance, a couple of key things for me was that they had a shovel and bivvy sacks, plural.

    CNN Transcript Dec 15, 2006

  • "Kevin," I snapped at what in the dark I hoped was his direction, "a bivvy bag is not part of my normal routine."

    Daimnation!: Afstan: "When in doubt, rack out"

  • Hugh packed the remaining four gallons, some food, and bivvy gear for his journey to Trojan Women.

    The Wall

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  • "MY DIARY: Pouring rain. Dug a deep drainage pit around my bivvy to divert flow of water. G truck now have logs on their fire. Very cosy."

    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    May 14, 2009