skelp

1 [skelp] 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.
Also, scelp.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; probably imitative

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skelp

2 [skelp]
noun
metal in strip form that is fed into various rolls and welded to form tubing.

Origin:
1805–15; perhaps special use of skelp1

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skelp1 (skɛlp)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to slap
 
n
2.  a slap
 
[C15: probably of imitative origin]

skelp2 (skɛlp)
 
n
sheet or plate metal that has been curved and welded to form a tube
 
[C19: perhaps from Scottish Gaelic sgealb thin strip of wood]

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Welded tubular products are made from hot-rolled skelp with square or slightly beveled edges.
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