from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
- noun Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
- transitive verb To hold together or pierce with a skewer or other pointed object.
- transitive verb To ridicule or criticize harshly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A pin of wood or iron for fastening meat to a spit or for keeping it in form while roasting.
- noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting.
- transitive verb To fasten with skewers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A long
pin, normally made of metalor wood, used to secure foodduring cooking.
- noun chess A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece. Compare
- verb To
impaleon a skewer.
- verb chess To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted
- verb drive a skewer through
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English skuer, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]
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