skiv·​er ˈskī-vər How to pronounce skiver (audio)
: a thin soft leather made of the grain side of a split sheepskin, usually tanned in sumac and dyed
: one that skives something (such as leather)

Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skiver was in 1800

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Cite this Entry

“Skiver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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