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skewer

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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skew=er

CIDE DICTIONARY

skewern. [Probably of Scand, origin; cf. Sw. & Dan. skifer a slate. Cf. Shuver a fragment.].
     A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting.  [1913 Webster]
    "Meat well stuck with skewers to make it look round."  [1913 Webster]
skewerv. t. 
     To fasten with skewers.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

skewer, n. & v.
--n. a long pin designed for holding meat compactly together while cooking.
--v.tr. fasten together or pierce with or as with a skewer.

Etymology
17th c., var. of dial. skiver: orig. unkn.

THESAURUS

skewer

articulate, auger, batten, batten down, bite, bolt, bore, broach, buckle, butt, button, clasp, cleat, clip, countersink, dovetail, drill, empierce, fix, gore, gouge, gouge out, hasp, hinge, hitch, hole, honeycomb, hook, impale, jam, joint, lance, latch, lock, miter, mortise, nail, needle, peg, penetrate, perforate, pierce, pin, pink, prick, punch, puncture, rabbet, ream, ream out, riddle, rivet, run through, scarf, screw, sew, snap, spear, spike, spit, stab, staple, stick, stitch, tack, tap, toggle, transfix, transpierce, trepan, trephine, wedge, zipper

ROGET THESAURUS

skewer

Connection

N connection, vinculum, link, connective, connection, junction, bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium, bracket, bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus, bond, tendon, tendril, fiber, cord, cordage, riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain, string, fastener, fastening, tie, ligament, ligature, strap, tackle, rigging, standing rigging, running rigging, traces, harness, yoke, band ribband, bandage, brace, roller, fillet, inkle, with, withe, withy, thong, braid, girder, tiebeam, girth, girdle, cestus, garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot, cabestro, cinch, lariat, legadero, oxreim, suspenders, pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener, clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp, cramp, cramp iron, ratchet, detent, larigo, pawl, terret, treenail, screw, button, buckle, clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet, tag, tooth, hook, hook and eye, lock, holdfast, padlock, rivet, anchor, grappling iron, trennel, stake, post, cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout, viscum, shackle, rein, prop.


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