from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • 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.

    Homer and His Age

  • He taketh the guige from his neck and would have given him the shield, when the damsel afoot: "Hold, sir knight, you that are named Messire

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • 'T.S. «f enabling the Society t (J coitipleit a A private board was thii day held at vcrlion i»f the Bible in the Malabar Ian - the Ti-earury, for the purpofe of examin - guige, for the ule of the natives of India. ing the anfwer to the circular letter, writ -

    The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany


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