skeif

or skaif

[skahyf, skeyf]

noun

a wheel on which diamonds and other gems are ground or polished.

Nearby words

  1. skeeve,
  2. skeevy,
  3. skeezicks,
  4. skeezy,
  5. skeg,
  6. skeigh,
  7. skein,
  8. skeletal,
  9. skeletal extension,
  10. skeletal muscle

Origin of skeif

earlier scaife < Dutch schijf disk, wheel, Middle Dutch scīve; see shive1

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