Skewer

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English

Noun

Skewer (plural Skewers)
  1. A long pin, normally made of metal or wood, used to secure food during cooking.
  2. (chess) A scenario in which a piece attacks a more valuable piece which, if it moves aside, reveals a less valuable piece.

Verb

Skewer (third-person singular simple present Skewers, present participle Skewering, simple past and past participle Skewered)

  1. To impale on a skewer.
  2. (chess) To attack a piece which has a less valuable piece behind it.

Thesaurus

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