Etymology
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skewer (n.)

1670s, variant of dialectal skiver (1660s), perhaps from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse skifa "a cut, slice" (of bread, etc.), Swedish skifer "a slate," which are related to shiver (n.1) "small piece."

skewer (v.)

1701, from the noun. Related: Skewered; skewering.

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Definitions of skewer
1
skewer (v.)
drive a skewer through;
skewer the meat for the BBQ
Synonyms: spit
2
skewer (n.)
a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted;
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