Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
  • n. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
  • transitive v. To hold together or pierce with or as if with a skewer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking.
  • n. A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece. Compare pin.W
  • v. To impale on a skewer.
  • v. To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting.
  • transitive v. To fasten with skewers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fasten with skewers; pierce or transfix, as with a skewer.
  • Specifically See the extract.
  • n. A pin of wood or iron for fastening meat to a spit or for keeping it in form while roasting.
  • n. A bobbin-spindle fixed by its blunt end into a shelf or bar in the creel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted
  • v. drive a skewer through

Etymologies

Middle English skuer, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • This skewer is stacked with three types of sausages, one of which was meat wrapped around a rice cake and fried.

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  • Once the skewer is in, it should be easy to give the pancake a quick turn.

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  • The lower skewer is some sort of fish paste mixed with vegetables and fried, while top the top skewer has the same mixture wrapped around a hot dog.

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  • Bake for 60 minutes or until a thin skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

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  • Set on a rack, and while it is still warm, poke it all over with a thin skewer, and pour the thinned rose preserve over all, to let it sink in.

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  • You do this by removing the coverings, sticking a thin skewer into the pudding in a few strategic spots, and pouring a bit of port over.

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  • Around the world, grilled meat on a skewer is the ultimate bonding dish, the object of envy and the subject of mockery, the source of bitter disputes between friends and rivals, and the meal of celebrations.

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  • Resting in the valleys of the waves created by running the beef along the skewer were the scallion and mushrooms.

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  • Skewer: A skewer occurs when a piece attacks a valuable piece in order to force it to move, and thus capture a piece located behind.

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  • i LOVE kebabs, but i must admit that i was oblivious about them for the longest time. yes, i was one of those goobers who thought anything on a skewer was a kebab. i finally went to an authentic turkish restaurant and got my facts straight. anyway, i appreciate your nice summary and awesome recipe!

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