Definitions

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.

  • To fasten with skewers; pierce or transfix, as with a skewer.
  • 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.
  • 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 metal or wood, used to secure food during 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 pin.W
  • verb To impale on 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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English skuer, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

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