skeif

or skaif

[ skahyf, skeyf ]
/ skaɪf, skeɪf /

noun

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

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Origin of skeif

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