Skiver meaning

skīvər
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.

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.

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One, such as a cutting tool, that pares or skives.
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A soft thin leather split off the outside of sheepskin and used for bookbinding.
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A person who avoids work or duty.
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A soft, thin leather made from the outer half of split sheepskin and used for bookbindings, hat linings, etc.
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A person who skives leather.
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A tool used in skiving leather.
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(informal, brit.) A person who skives.
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One who uses a skive (skives).
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(dialect) A skewer.
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An inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed, formerly used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc.
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The cutting tool or machine used in splitting leather or skins.
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To skewer, impale.
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Origin of skiver

  • From skive

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

  • From skive

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