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skelp

verb \ ˈskelp \

Definition of skelp

skelped \-pt\ also skelpit \-pə̇t\; skelped also skelpit; skelping; skelps
transitive verb
1 dialectal, British :strike, slap, beat
2 dialectal, British :to drive with blows
3 dialectal, British :to perform or accomplish in a brisk and lively fashion
intransitive verb
:to walk in a brisk and lively manner :hustle

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Origin and Etymology of skelp

Middle English skelpen, probably of imitative origin


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skelp

noun \ " \

Definition of skelp

plural -s
dialectal, British
:a smart blow; especially :a slap with the palm of the hand

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Origin and Etymology of skelp

Middle English, from skelpen, verb


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skelp

noun \ " \

Definition of skelp

plural -s
:a strip of metal (such as wrought iron, steel) for making a hollow cylindrical piece or tube by bending it round longitudinally or helically and welding

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Origin and Etymology of skelp

perhaps from Scottish Gaelic sgealb splinter, strip of wood


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skelp

transitive verb \ " \

Definition of skelp

-ed/-ing/-s
1 :to form (as a plate or bar of iron) into a skelp by rolling
2 :to bend round (a skelp) in tube making

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skelp

\ " \

Definition of skelp

  • dialectal variant of

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