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Definition of "skewer" [skew•er]

  • A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit. (noun)
  • Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer. (noun)
  • To hold together or pierce with or as if with a skewer. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "skewer" in a sentence
  • "The lower skewer is some sort of fish paste mixed with vegetables and fried, while top the top skewer has the same mixture wrapped around a hot dog."
  • "Once the skewer is in, it should be easy to give the pancake a quick turn."
  • "This skewer is stacked with three types of sausages, one of which was meat wrapped around a rice cake and fried."