What does skiver mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term skiver:


  1. skiver(Noun)

    One who uses a skive (or skives)

  2. skiver(Noun)

    A slacker

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skiver(noun)

    an inferior quality of leather, made of split sheepskin, tanned by immersion in sumac, and dyed. It is used for hat linings, pocketbooks, bookbinding, etc

  2. Skiver(noun)

    the cutting tool or machine used in splitting leather or skins, as sheepskins

  3. Origin: [Cf. Skewer, Shiver a fragment.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skiver

    skī′vėr, n. a kind of leather made of split sheep-skins, used for bookbinding, &c.—n. a machine for skiving leather.—v.t. Skive, to cut, pare off.—n. Skī′ving, the act of skiving: a piece skived off—of leather, usually on the flesh side. [From root of shive, shiver.]

  2. Skiver

    skī′vėr, v.t. (prov.) to run through, to skewer.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. skiver

    A dirk to stab with.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. skiver

    A dirk to stab with.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skiver in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skiver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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