- A long piece of wood or metal used for holding pieces of food, typically meat, together during cooking.More example sentences
- Peppers and tomatoes can be barbecued on the skewers between meat pieces.
- It melts well, and is sometimes grilled on skewers with pieces of vegetable.
- Metal skewers should be used for kebabs as wood can catch light, another benefit of metal is that it aids cooking.
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- 1Fasten together or pierce with a pin or skewer: (as adjective skewered) skewered meat and fishMore example sentences
- Kris snorted quite audibly, then skewered the meat on a stick.
- She passed him a stick on which bite-sized chunks of meat had been skewered.
- Wiley found a couple of long thin sticks to skewer the fish.
- 1.1 • informal Criticize (someone) sharply.More example sentences
- It certainly didn't deserve the critical skewering it received, nor should it have failed as miserably as it did, but it's hardly a film to get excited about.
- The game was absolutely skewered by the critics, although curiously it's hard to find exactly what was thought to be objectionable.
- The critics have skewered him, his wife is divorcing him, and the studio wants to fire him.
late Middle English: of unknown origin.
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