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skewer

noun skew·er \ ˈskyü-ər , ˈskyu̇r \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of skewer

1 :a pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to keep it in form while roasting or to hold small pieces of meat or vegetables for broiling
2 :any of various things shaped or used like a meat skewer

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Origin and Etymology of skewer

Middle English skeuier


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skewer

verb

Definition of skewer

transitive verb
1 :to fasten or pierce with or as if with a skewer
2 :to criticize or ridicule sharply and effectively

Examples of skewer in a Sentence

  1. let's skewer our marshmallows on these sticks and start toasting

  2. the satirical comic strip gleefully skewers many of society's sacred cows

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First Known Use of skewer

1701


SKEWER Defined for English Language Learners

skewer

noun

Definition of skewer for English Language Learners

  • : a long pointed piece of metal or wood that is pushed through pieces of food to keep them together or hold them in place for cooking


skewer

verb

Definition of skewer for English Language Learners

  • : to push a skewer through (food)

  • : to criticize (someone or something) very harshly



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