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skippet

Syllabification: skip·pet
Pronunciation: /ˈskipit
 
/

Definition of skippet in English:

noun

chiefly historical
A small round wooden box used to preserve documents and seals.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late Middle English: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with skippet

pipit, sippet, snippet, tippet, Tippett, whippet

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