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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English skeuier, skuer, likely a variant of Middle English *skever, *skiver (compare Modern English skiver), probably of North Germanic origin, compare Icelandic skífa (to slice), Norwegian skive, Swedish skiva, Swedish skifer (a slate).

NounEdit

skewer (plural skewers)

 
Meat on skewers
 
Bamboo skewers
  1. A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking.
  2. Food served on a skewer
  3. (chess) A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece. Compare pin.W
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VerbEdit

skewer (third-person singular simple present skewers, present participle skewering, simple past and past participle skewered)

  1. To impale on a skewer.
  2. (chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.
  3. (figuratively) To severely mock or discredit.
    • 2014 June 26, A. A. Dowd, “Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler Spoof Rom-com Clichés in They Came Together”, in The A.V. Club[1], archived from the original on 7 December 2017:
      Parody, in its purest form, is an act of both mockery and appreciation. True masters of the practice possess a bone-deep understanding of their targets; they skewer because they love—or at least, because they’ve done their homework.
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Etymology 2Edit

From skew +‎ -er.

NounEdit

skewer (plural skewers)

  1. (rare) That which skews something.

AdjectiveEdit

skewer

  1. comparative form of skew: more skew

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