Skewer Definition

skyo͝oər
skewered, skewering, skewers
noun
skewers
A long pin used to hold meat together while cooking.
Webster's New World
A similar but longer pin used as a brochette.
Webster's New World
Any of several things shaped or used like a meat skewer.
Webster's New World

(chess) A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece. Compare pin.

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verb
skewered, skewering, skewers
To fasten or pierce with or as with skewers.
Webster's New World
To criticize sharply.
Webster's New World
(chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
spit
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Other Word Forms of Skewer

Noun

Singular:
skewer
Plural:
skewers

Origin of Skewer

  • Middle English skuer perhaps of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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