skew·er / ˈskyoōər/ •
n. a long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking.•
v. [tr.] fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer: [as adj.] (skewered) skewered meat and fish. ∎ inf. criticize (someone) sharply.
The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English
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