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skelp

verb \ˈskelp\

Definition of skelp

skelped

\-pt\ also

skelpit

\-pə̇t\ ;

skelped

also

skelpit

;

skelping

;

skelps

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 dialectal, British :  strike, slap, beat

  3. 2 dialectal, British :  to drive with blows

  4. 3 dialectal, British :  to perform or accomplish in a brisk and lively fashion

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  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

  1. :  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

  1. :  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. 1 :  to form (as a plate or bar of iron) into a skelp by rolling

  2. 2 :  to bend round (a skelp) in tube making

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skelp

\"\

Definition of skelp

  1. dialectal variant of scalp

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