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scelp

[skelp] /skɛlp/
noun, verb (used with object), Scot. and North England
1.
skelp1 .

skelp1

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[skelp] /skɛlp/ Scot. and North England
noun
1.
a slap, smack, or blow, especially one given with the open hand.
2.
the sound of such a slap or smack.
verb (used with object)
3.
to slap, smack, or strike (someone), especially on the buttocks; spank.
4.
to drive (animals) by slapping or goading them.
Origin of skelp1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; probably imitative
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skelp1

/skɛlp/
verb
1.
(transitive) to slap
noun
2.
a slap
Word Origin
C15: probably of imitative origin

skelp2

/skɛlp/
noun
1.
sheet or plate metal that has been curved and welded to form a tube
Word Origin
C19: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic sgealb thin strip of wood
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