a long pin of wood or metal for inserting through meat or other food to hold or bind it in cooking.
any similar pin for fastening or holding an item in place.
to fasten with or as if with a skewer.
- un·skew·ered, adjective
- skew, skewer
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How to use skewer in a sentence
That’s easily enough room for a full dinner for four, fitting five burgers, and several skewers of veggies at once.Best portable grill for the park, football field, and back yard | Andrew Waite | August 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
Meat thermometers, tongs, forks, skewers, rotisseries, grilling gloves, and every other grilling tool imaginable can have a nice, orderly place to hide when not in use.Optimal Grilling Accessories and Grilling Tools For The Best Backyard BBQ | Irena Collaku | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
Other tools may be needed for specialized cooking, like skewers for kabobs and a rotisserie for roasting a chicken.Optimal Grilling Accessories and Grilling Tools For The Best Backyard BBQ | Irena Collaku | June 25, 2021 | Popular-Science
I helped myself to a buffet of shrimp cocktail and skewers of bacon and beef, then settled at a table next to an elderly couple from north of town.Navigating the shifting protocols of a not-quite-post-pandemic world | Tom Haines | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
Thread the chicken onto metal skewers and place the kebabs on a foil-lined pan.How to Eat More (and Better) Meals Outside This Summer | Outside Editors | May 19, 2021 | Outside Online
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Obama has been at it again the last few weeks, taking his act on the road to comically skewer the climate change deniers.
Without context, subtlety, and commentary, a parody begins to look eerily like the scenario it is attempting to skewer.
At their luckiest, some writers skewer the present while accidentally anticipating events to come.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea | Michael Weiss | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
To find out why Judge & Co. decided to skewer Silicon Valley, and how they went about doing it, we recently gave them a call.Mike Judge’s Genius Satire ‘Silicon Valley’ Skewers Tech Titans | Andrew Romano | April 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Lay them on a hot tin that the paste may rise and fry them in lard not too hot, turning them with a skewer.Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode | Harriet A. de Salis
He was clad in tattered garments, surmounted by an old sack, fastened together round his shoulders with a wooden skewer.Little Folks | Various
Put the skewer between the buttered bars of the gridiron, dust them a little with pepper and brown them.
If its surface is not well covered with a layer of fat, place several pieces of salt pork on it and tie or skewer them fast.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Then skewer the front legs back under the body in the same way.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
British Dictionary definitions for skewer
a long pin for holding meat in position while being cooked, etc
a similar pin having some other function
chess a tactical manoeuvre in which an attacked man is made to move and expose another man to capture
(tr) to drive a skewer through or fasten with a skewer
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