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skean Line breaks: skean
Pronunciation: /skiːn/
/ˈskiːən/

Definition of skean in English:

noun

A dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland.
Example sentences
  • Larger than most skeans we offer, this one is 8 inches overall (when sheathed) with a 3 inch jimped back blade.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian 'knife'.

Words that rhyme with skean

Actaeon, Aegean, aeon (US eon), Augean, Behan, Cadmean, Caribbean, Carolean, Chaldean, Cyclopean, empyrean, epicurean, European, Fijian, Galilean, Hasmonean, Hebridean, Herculean, Ian, Jacobean, Kampuchean, Laodicean, lien, Linnaean (US Linnean), Maccabean, Mandaean (US Mandean), Medicean, monogenean, Nabataean (US Nabatean), Orphean, paean, paeon, pean, peon, Periclean, piscean, plebeian, Pyrenean, Pythagorean, Sabaean, Sadducean, Sisyphean, Tanzanian, Tennesseean, Terpsichorean, theodicean, Tyrolean

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