- a person or thing that skives.
- a thin, soft leather made from sheepskin, used for hat linings and book bindings.
Origin of skiver
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Examples from the Web for skiver
Skiver is the outside of a sheepskin which has been split, the inner side being known as the flesher.Library Bookbinding
Arthur Low Bailey
Kin I skiver er humans clean clar ercross de dissart, und retch back ter de eend o' de yeth, wid dese wun-eyed specks?The Broken Sword
You don't mean to say that they skiver over such fences on purpose?Phemie Frost's Experiences
Ann S. Stephens
Bone and shell in small amounts were found here, and among them the skiver shown at d in plate 36.Archeological Investigations
Cherries are made in the same manner as grapes, and the stalk neatly covered with skiver leather.A Complete Guide to the Ornamental Leather Work
- the tanned outer layer split from a skin
- a person, tool, or machine that skives
- British slang a person who persistently avoids work or responsibility
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