Definition of Skiver

1. n. An inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed. It is used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc.

Definition of Skiver

1. Noun. One who uses a skive (or skives) ¹

2. Noun. A slacker ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skiver

1. one that skives [n -S] - See also: skives

Medical Definition of Skiver

1. 1. An inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed. It is used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc. 2. The cutting tool or machine used in splitting leather or skins, as sheepskins. Origin: Cf. Skewer, Shiver a fragment. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skiver

skittishnesses
skittle
skittle-dog
skittle-dogs
skittle alley
skittle ball
skittle out
skittle pin
skittleball
skittled
skittles
skittling
skitty
skive
skived
skiver (current term)
skivered
skivering
skivers
skives
skivie
skivier
skiviest
skiving
skivings
skivvied
skivvies
skivvy
skivvying
skivy

Literary usage of Skiver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Applied Chemistry: In Manufactures, Arts, and Domestic Economy by Edward Andrew Parnell (1844)
"... skiver and Roan—The kind of leather called skiver is prepared from sheep-skins split by machine when in the state of pelt, and tanned by means of sumach ..."

2. Bookbinding and Its Auxiliary Branches by John J. Pleger (1914)
"skiver.—When sheepskin is split, the upper, or grain, side is known as a " skiver." skivers have very little strength, as their fibrous structure is ..."

3. Anecdotes of the Revolutionary War in America: With Sketches of Character of by Alexander Garden (1822)
"M'GILL AND VAN skiver. I WOULD not, when speaking of the good conduct and meritorious services of several of the Legionary soldiers, in a former part of ..."

4. The Arts of Tanning, Currying, and Leather Dressing: Theoretically by François Malepeyre, Campbell Morfit (1852)
"GOAT and sheep skins are converted by the tanners into true Morocco, imitation Morocco, skiver, and roan. True Morocco.—Owing to the comparative scarcity of ..."

5. Report and Transactions (1875)
"To skewer.'" "skiver. A skewer." Barnes—" skiver. A skewer. ... In the west, dogwood, of which skewers are made, is called skiver-wood." Halliwell—" skiver. ..."

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