Definition of skippet in English:


Line breaks: skip|pet
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪpɪt


chiefly • historical
  • A small round wooden box used to preserve documents and seals.
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    • The Seal, made of green beeswax and placed in a metal box called a skippet, hung like a pendant from the document.
    • From the scroll are suspended the officer of arms’ wax seals in their brass skippets.
    • The object attached by the braided cord, called a skippet, contains the seal of the French government impressed in wax.


late Middle English: of unknown origin.

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