Skewer Skew"er, n. [Probably of Scand, origin; cf. Sw. & Dan. skifer a slate. Cf. {Shuver} a fragment.] A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting. [1913 Webster]

Meat well stuck with skewers to make it look round. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

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  • Skewer — Skew er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skewered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skewering}.] To fasten with skewers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skewer — index penetrate, pierce (lance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • skewer — (n.) 1670s, variant of skiver (1660s), perhaps from O.N. skifa disk, cut, slice, related to SHIVER (Cf. shiver) (n.). The verb is attested from 1701, from the noun. Related: Skewered; skewering …   Etymology dictionary

  • skewer — I UK [ˈskjuːə(r)] / US [ˈskjuər] noun [countable] Word forms skewer : singular skewer plural skewers a long thin piece of metal or wood that you stick through food to hold it while it cooks II UK [ˈskjuːə(r)] / US [ˈskjuər] verb [transitive] Word …   English dictionary

  • skewer — skew|er1 [ˈskju:ə US ər] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from skiver skewer (15 19 centuries)] a long metal or wooden stick that is put through pieces of meat to hold them together while they are cooked skewer 2 skewer2 v [T] 1.) to make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skewer — I. noun Etymology: Middle English skeuier Date: 15th century 1. a pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to keep it in form while roasting or to hold small pieces of meat or vegetables for broiling 2. any of various things shaped or used like a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skewer — [[t]skju͟ːə(r)[/t]] skewers, skewering, skewered 1) N COUNT A skewer is a long metal pin which is used to hold pieces of food together during cooking. 2) VERB If you skewer something, you push a long, thin, pointed object through it. [V n prep]… …   English dictionary

  • Skewer — A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold small pieces of food together. Skewers are used while grilling or roasting meats, and in other culinary applications.Metal skewers are typically stainless steel and will have a pointed tip on… …   Wikipedia

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