able or designed to be shifted, changed, or removed:
able to be transferred from one owner to another:
shiftable stocks and bonds.
noun, Bridge. 1. a bid in a suit different from the suit just bid by one’s partner.
noun 1. a person or thing that shifts. 2. Informal. shift lever.
- Shift for oneself
Also, fend for oneself. Provide for one’s own needs, as in Don’t worry about Anne; she’s very good at shifting for herself, or The children had to fend for themselves after school. The first term, using shift in the now obsolete sense of “manage,” was first recorded about 1513; the variant, using fend for in […]
- Shift in
character (SI, Control-O, ASCII 15) The character used on some ancient teletypes to start using an alternative character set. (1996-06-24)