- An example of a skiver is a thin slice of leather.
- An example of a skiver is a tool with a flat blade that runs along sheep skin to make thin slices.
The definition of a skiver is a slice of leather or sheep skin used for binding books, or a tool that slices thin strips of leather.
- a soft, thin leather made from the outer half of split sheepskin and used for bookbindings, hat linings, etc.
- a person who skives leather
- a tool used in skiving leather
Informal, Brit. a person who skives
Origin of skiversee skive
- One, such as a cutting tool, that pares or skives.
- A soft thin leather split off the outside of sheepskin and used for bookbinding.
Origin of skiverFrom skive 1
nounChiefly British Slang
A person who avoids work or duty.
Origin of skiverFrom skive 2
(third-person singular simple present skivers, present participle skivering, simple past and past participle skivered)
- To skewer, impale.