Definition of skep in English:


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Pronunciation: /skɛp
(also skip /skɛp/)


  • 1A straw or wicker beehive.
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    • 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


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

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