The definition of a skewer is a wooden or metal rod or pin used to pierce and hold food.(noun)
An example of a skewer is the rod that is pierced through the meat on a kebab.
See skewer in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: var. of skiver < ON skifa, a slice < v., to slice: see skive
See skewer in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English skuer
Origin: , perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
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