\ ˈskā \
plural -s

Definition of skey

: one of four slightly wedge-shaped bars that pass down through an ox yoke one on each side of the neck of an ox to hold the yoke in place and that are notched at the bottom for the riem

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History and Etymology for skey

Afrikaans skei, from Dutch schei, from Middle Dutch scheide dividing place, crossroads; akin to Old High German sceida sheath, separation

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“Skey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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