Meaning: a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted
meaning of the word
Meaning: drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
Cut a thick pole of wood and a stout wooden skewer 8 inches long.
He then thrust a wooden skewer down the touch-hole into the powder bag below, primed and directed the piece towards the scrub, giving it, as he judged, sufficient elevation to send the charge among the thickest of the foe.
Now thrust the right fore-leg through the slit in the left hind one, and then the left fore-leg through the slit in the right hind one, and holding these firmly in their places, push the skewer right through the left fore-leg, so as to peg it from drawing back.