Pronunciation: (skīv), [key]
—v.t., skived, skiv•ing.
1. to split or cut, as leather, into layers or slices.
2. to shave, as hides.
3. to finish the turning of (a metal object) by feeding a tool against it tangentially.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.