Definition of Skewer

1. Noun. A long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted.

Generic synonyms: Pin
Specialized synonyms: Spit

2. Verb. Drive a skewer through. "Skewer the meat for the BBQ"
Exact synonyms: Spit
Generic synonyms: Pin
Derivative terms: Spit

Definition of Skewer

1. n. A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting.

2. v. t. To fasten with skewers.

Definition of Skewer

1. Noun. A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking. ¹

2. Noun. (chess) A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece. Compare pin.W ¹

3. Verb. To impale on a skewer. ¹

4. Verb. (chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it. ¹

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Definition of Skewer

1. to pierce with a long pin, as meat [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Skewer

1. A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting. "Meat well stuck with skewers to make it look round." (Swift) Origin: Probably of Scand, origin; cf. Sw. & Dan. Skifer a slate. Cf. Shuver a fragment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skewer

skew arch
skew correlation
skew deviation
skew distribution
skew form
skew symmetric
skew symmetry
skew whiff
skewer (current term)

Literary usage of Skewer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mind in Evolution by Leonard Trelawney Hobhouse (1901)
"At the sixth trial he pulled skewer out awkwardly.2 At the seventh he pulled ... Scratches long time at chain ; does not try to pull skewer out with teeth. ..."

2. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1853)
"In order to avoid this loss, the ordinary spring, which is used for holding the cop steady, is dispensed with; and a plain skewer, similar in size to the ..."

3. The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With by Delany (Mary), Augusta Waddington Hall Llanover (1862)
"J want to hear the sequel, when I do you shall. I can write no longer; my ink is puddle, my pen a skewer, my head stupid, but my heart ever yours. Mri. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines by Andrew Ure (1858)
"the corresponding vertical skewer parses, o another elongated eyelet, through which a email fixed spindle passes to serve аз a guide, hut which does not ..."

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