Late Old English sceppe, from Old Norse skeppa ‘basket’.
- IPA: /ˈskɛp/
skep (plural skeps)
- a basket
- a beehive made of straw or wicker
- 1977: He prised a skep from its stool and held it out, inverted, showing the dirty wreck of combs, with the vile grubs spinning their cocoons. — Patrick O'Brian, The Mauritius Command