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skiver

[skahy-ver] /ˈskaɪ vər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that skives.
2.
a thin, soft leather made from sheepskin, used for hat linings and book bindings.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; skive + -er1
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Examples from the web for skiver
  • She returned to her profession as a skiver, cutting the leather at a shoe factory.
British Dictionary definitions for skiver

skiver1

/ˈskaɪvə/
noun
1.
the tanned outer layer split from a skin
2.
a person, tool, or machine that skives

skiver2

/ˈskaɪvə/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) a person who persistently avoids work or responsibility
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