skewer

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English skeuier, skuer, likely a variant of Middle English *skever, *skiver (compare Modern English skiver), probably of North Germanic origin, compare Icelandic skífa (to slice), Norwegian skive, Swedish skiva, Swedish skifer (a slate).

Noun[edit]

skewer (plural skewers)

Meat on skewers
Bamboo skewers
  1. A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking.
  2. Food served on a skewer
  3. (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
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Verb[edit]

skewer (third-person singular simple present skewers, present participle skewering, simple past and past participle skewered)

  1. To impale on a skewer.
  2. (chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.
  3. (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[1], 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.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From skew +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

skewer (plural skewers)

  1. (rare) That which skews something.

Adjective[edit]

skewer

  1. comparative form of skew: more skew

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