Definition of 'skewer'

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Example sentences containing 'skewer'

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The meat is done when the juice runs clear after a skewer has been inserted. Bennett, Carol Asthma and Eczema - special diet cookbook (1989)Pour into the tin and use a skewer to swirl in the food colouring. The Sun (2012)Thread alternatively on to two wooden skewers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We had to trace the letters in sand using a metal skewer. The Sun (2008)Cut lemongrass stalks into thin skewers and pierce an oyster on each. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Push a skewer through the thigh and across diagonally to the opposite wing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The terrine is done when a skewer comes out of it piping hot. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Bake for an hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The Sun (2013)Place the bun top on the burger and use a skewer to keep in place. The Sun (2013)Thread the beef onto metal skewers and brush with half the marinade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The skewer should come out completely clean. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Test this by inserting a metal skewer and checking that it comes out piping hot. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The skewer should come out clean if it is cooked. The Sun (2011)Then use the flat end of a wooden skewer to stamp a hole in a tip of each star. The Sun (2012)Stir it around until it has all melted then use skewers to dip chunks of fruit of your choice in the goo. The Sun (2014)Slide the meat off the skewers, cut into chunky pieces and set aside. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you want a wobbly soufflé, test at this stage by inserting a thin skewer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The cakes should be golden, and a skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean. The Sun (2016)Bake for about 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Steam or bake for 30 minutes or until a thin skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To see if they are done, push in a skewer and check that it comes out clean. Times, Sunday Times (2015)At night the din reduced to a murmur of talk and bursts of low laughter round little savoury fires with rings of skewered meat sizzling. various & introduction by Deirdre Chapman A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)Thread meat on to skewers. The Sun (2015)

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Translations for 'skewer'

British English: skewer /ˈskjʊə/ NOUN
A skewer is a long metal pin which is used to hold pieces of food together during cooking.
  • American English: skewer
  • Arabic: سِيخ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: espetinho
  • Chinese: 串肉扦
  • Croatian: ražnjić
  • Czech: grilovací jehla
  • Danish: spid
  • Dutch: spies
  • European Spanish: pincho
  • Finnish: paistinvarras
  • French: brochette
  • German: Fleischspieß
  • Greek: σουβλάκι
  • Italian: spiedino
  • Japanese: 焼き串
  • Korean: 꼬챙이
  • Norwegian: grillspyd
  • Polish: szpikulec
  • European Portuguese: espeto
  • Romanian: frigăruie
  • Russian: шампур
  • Latin American Spanish: pincho
  • Swedish: grillspett
  • Thai: ไม้เสียบ
  • Turkish: kebap şişi
  • Ukrainian: шампур
  • Vietnamese: cái xiên


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