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Skewer Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    skewer n : a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted v : drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ" [syn: spit]
Skewer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Skewer \Skew"er\, n. [Probably of Scand, origin; cf. Sw. & Dan. skifer a slate. Cf. Shuver a fragment.] A pin of wood or metal for fastening meat to a spit, or for keeping it in form while roasting. Meat well stuck with skewers to make it look round. --Swift.
Skewer Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Skewer \Skew"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skewered; p. pr. & vb. n. Skewering.] To fasten with skewers.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Skewer'


A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold pieces of food together. They are used while grilling or roasting meats, and in other culinary applications.

Metal skewers are typically stainless steel and will have a pointed tip on one end and a grip of some kind on the other end for ease of removing the food. When grilling, wooden skewers must be soaked to avoid burning. Wooden skewers are often made from bamboo; however, other woods may be used.

Small, often decorative, skewers of glass, metal, wood or bamboo known as "olive picks" are used for garnishes on cocktails and other alcoholic beverages.

Many types of snack food are sold and served "on a stick" or skewer, especially at outdoor markets, fairs, and sidewalk or roadside stands.

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  • #FreshCooksLive: Grill up skewers, chicken with a Latin twist
    Nothing quite says summer like firing up the grill and cooking skewers lined with vegetables, fruits and meats. Bren Herrera of Flamboyant Eats shared some of her top skewer recipes through a live stream on on TODAY.com for the Fresh Cooks Live: Summer Sizzle series. Read more on this news related to 'Skewer'
  • 4-inch metal skewer removed from stomach of bald eagle
    Veterinarians surgically extracted the skewer Thursday and expect the bird to fully recover. Read more on this news related to 'Skewer'
  • Unicorns skewer Warriors
    ATASCADERO — The single-elimination end-of-season tournament for the teams in Atascadero Youth Basketball’s summer league began on Monday, and the 4th- to 6th-grade division Orange Unicorns advanced to the second round with a sound win over the Warriors, 25-9. Read more on this news related to 'Skewer'

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