Meaning of skive


Pronunciation: (skīv), [key]
— skived, skiv•ing.
  1. to split or cut, as leather, into layers or slices.
  2. to shave, as hides.
  3. to finish the turning of (a metal object) by feeding a tool against it tangentially.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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