- 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
The tool in the top right corner is called a skiver and is used to skive leather.
- 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.
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
Origin of skiverFrom skive 2
(third-person singular simple present skivers, present participle skivering, simple past and past participle skivered)
- To skewer, impale.