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skep

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Pronunciation: /skɛp
 
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(also skip /skɛp/)

Definition of skep in English:

noun

1A straw or wicker beehive.
Example sentences
  • The striking display will feature examples of different hives - such as a straw skep, a stone hive and a Congested Districts Board hive.
1.1 archaic A wooden or wicker basket: three skeps of vegetables

Origin

late Old English sceppe 'basket', from Old Norse skeppa 'basket, bushel'.

Words that rhyme with skep

cep, Dieppe, hep, misstep, outstep, pep, prep, rep, schlepp, step, steppe, strep

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