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
- 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.
- To fasten with skewers; pierce or transfix, as with a skewer.
- Specifically See the extract.
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
Middle English skuer, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)