Three days after that, the author of the original Rollins piece published a defense of his skewering of the sax icon.
T.C. Boyle is at his most provocative and entertaining when he is skewering characters afflicted with certainty.
A few short years ago, the conservative media worked overtime to marginalize the anti-war movement by skewering Cindy Sheehan.
1670s, variant of dialectal skiver (1660s), perhaps from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse skifa "a cut, slice" (of bread, etc.), Swedish skifer "a slate," which are related to shiver (n.1) "small piece."
1701, from the noun. Related: Skewered; skewering.