from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. skully (the game)
  • n. A squint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A squint.
  • intransitive v. To squint.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To squint.
  • Squinting.
  • n. A squint.
  • n. A fish, the chub.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The next two weeks will offer free clinics in rollerblading and skateboarding; other days will focus on paddleball, pogo sticking, and the bottle-cap game called skelly.

    Jets Extend Ryan, Sign Veteran Coles

  • A play street, the pavement marked with painted game grids, with the numbered spaces of hopscotch and skelly, bases for slapball, and Albert was delighted.


  • I thought I would have a quick skelly at the castle then find somewhere to sleep before it got dark.

    Excerpt: The Observations by Jane Harris

  • Fuckin 'avalanches startin' fae the earth-shakin 'impact of this mighty stick gettin' stood on by some skelly bastart, or a fuckin 'deer.

    Country of the Blind

  • She spotted the Lost Dog'skelly-green sail covers, so at least he wasn't out sailing.

    The Night Crew

  • A lake fish, called "ferras," a large species of the salmonid genus _Coregonus_, to which the skelly, powan, and vendayce of British lakes belong, is the commonest fish of the _table d'hôte_, and not very good.

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • I staggered down, a skelly-ton, to the railroad, and rode on the kyars to my farm, whar my wife lives sense she sold my house and lot in town, twelve miles outen Vicksburg.

    Fagots from the campfire,

  • (FYI: Gay marriage isn't legal in N.J., but the state does recognize same-sex civil unions.) 13th-Sep-2010 06: 09 pm (UTC) She looks like a skelly in that picture though.

    Oh No They Didn't!

  • The Tigers began the practice with special teams and moved to individual positions, before working on skelly drills and finishing with team periods.

    PNJ - News

  • WTF do you need a skelly key for really? jeffbakalar Crosby is a sugarbaby.


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  • “The asphalt battlefield known as a Skelly board has 13 numbers, one for each box where raw-knuckled players hunch over and flick wax-filled bottle tops as they vie for the title of Killer Diller. Generations of New Yorkers grew up playing this quintessential street game that required nothing more than bottle caps and chalk to draw the board.�?

    The New York Times, Street Game Gets a Patent: Indoor Skelly, by David Gonzalez, January 1, 2008

    October 20, 2008