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skean Line breaks: skean
Pronunciation: /skiːn/

Definition of skean in English:


A dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland.
Example sentences
  • Larger than most skeans we offer, this one is 8 inches overall (when sheathed) with a 3 inch jimped back blade.


Late Middle English: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian 'knife'.

Words that rhyme with skean

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