sklent

verb

ˈsklent
-ed/-ing/-s

intransitive verb

1
chiefly Scottish : to glance sideways : look askance
2
chiefly Scottish : to cast aspersions

transitive verb

Scottish : to direct sideways : slant

Word History

Etymology

Middle English sclenten to strike obliquely, alteration of slenten

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“Sklent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sklent. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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