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Skelp; a blow, to give a blow or blows; a piece cut off:—'Tom gave Pat a skelp': 'I cut off a skelp of the board with a hatchet.'

He draws the skelp through two or more pairs of the above pincers or dies, each of less dimension than the preceding.

In making tubes of an inch of internal diameter, a skelp four inches and a half broad is employed.

Scelp, skelp, n. long strips of iron used in forming a gun-barrel.

It is not only the best descriptions of iron they plate with: twopenny skelp is more in use than any.


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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to skelp, such as: berate, castigate, censure, flog, lash, and punish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.