skelp

skelp1
/skelp/, Scot. and North Eng.
n.
1. a slap, smack, or blow, esp. one given with the open hand.
2. the sound of such a slap or smack.
v.t.
3. to slap, smack, or strike (someone), esp. on the buttocks; spank.
4. to drive (animals) by slapping or goading them.
Also, scelp.
[1350-1400; ME; prob. imit.]
skelp2
/skelp/, n.
metal in strip form that is fed into various rolls and welded to form tubing.
[1805-15; perh. special use of SKELP1]

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  • Skelp — Skelp, v. t. 1. To strike; to slap. [Scot.] C. Reade. [1913 Webster] 2. To form into skelp, as a plate or bar of iron by rolling; also, to bend round (a skelp) in tube making. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skelp — Skelp, n. [Cf. Prov. E. skelp to kick severely, to move rapidly; Gael. sgealp, n., a slap with the palm of the hand, v., to strike with the palm of the hand.] 1. A blow; a smart stroke. [Prov. Eng.] Brockett. [1913 Webster] 2. A squall; also, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skelp — Skelp, n. A wrought iron plate from which a gun barrel or pipe is made by bending and welding the edges together, and drawing the thick tube thus formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skelp — skelp·er; skelp; …   English syllables

  • skelp — /skɛlp/ (say skelp) noun Obsolete a blow; smack. {Scottish, British dialect; ? imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

  • skelp- — *skelp germ.?, Verb: nhd. spalten; ne. split (Verb); Hinweis: s. *skelpu ; Etymologie: s. ing. *skelep , *skelp , Verb, schneiden, schälen, kratzen, Pokorny 926; …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • skelp — [skelp] vt. [ME shelpen, to beat, flog] [Brit. Dial.] to slap or spank vi. to hurry along; hustle n. [Brit. Dial.] a slap; blow …   English World dictionary

  • Skelp — Skelp. См. Полосовое железо для прокатки сварных труб. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • skelp — [skɛlp] verb Scottish & N. English strike, slap, or smack. Origin ME: prob. imitative …   English new terms dictionary

  • skelp — 1. verb To beat or slap. 2. noun A narrow strip of rolled or forged metal, ready to be bent and welded to form a pipe. he then heats one half of the skelp at a time in an air furnace, or other fire, and having so heated it, he passes the skelp… …   Wiktionary

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