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Definition of Skew


  1. Awry; obliquely; askew.
  2. Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; -- chiefly used in technical phrases.
  3. A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place.
  4. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely.
  5. To start aside; to shy, as a horse.
  6. To look obliquely; to squint; hence, to look slightingly or suspiciously.
  7. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position.
  8. To throw or hurl obliquely.