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A variation of skiver.
skewer (plural skewers)
- A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking.
- Food served on a skewer
- (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
pin used to secure food during cooking
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- To impale on a skewer.
- (chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.
- (figuratively) To severely mock or discredit.
- 2014 June 26, A. A. Dowd, “Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler Spoof Rom-com Clichés in They Came Together”, in The A.V. Club, archived from the original on 7 December 2017:
- Parody, in its purest form, is an act of both mockery and appreciation. True masters of the practice possess a bone-deep understanding of their targets; they skewer because they love—or at least, because they’ve done their homework.
to impale on a skewer
chess: to attack a piece with a less valuable piece behind