Skelp (?), n. [Cf. Prov. E. skelp to kick severely, to move rapidly; Gael. sgealp, n., a slap with the palm of the hand, v., to strike with the palm of the hand.]


A blow; a smart stroke. [Prov. Eng.] Brockett.


A squall; also, a heavy fall of rain. [Scot.]


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Skelp, v. t.

To strike; to slap. [Scot.] C. Reade.


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Skelp, n.

A wrought-iron plate from which a gun barrel or pipe is made by bending and welding the edges together, and drawing the thick tube thus formed.


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Skelp (?), v. t.

To form into skelp, as a plate or bar of iron by rolling; also, to bend round (a skelp) in tube making.


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