to split or cut, as leather, into layers or slices.
to shave, as hides.
to finish the turning of (a metal object) by feeding a tool against it tangentially.
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British Dictionary definitions for skive (1 of 2)
(tr) to shave or remove the surface of (leather)
British Dictionary definitions for skive (2 of 2)
(when intr, often foll by off) British informal to evade (work or responsibility)
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