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skateboard a flat, short, narrow board mounted on four roller-skate wheels, ridden in a standing position or used to perform athletic feats such as jumps and flips. [2 definitions]
skateboarding the sport of performing with a skateboard.
skater one who skates. [2 definitions]
skedaddle (informal) to run away in a hurry; flee.
skeet a form of trapshooting in which targets are thrown at different heights and speeds to simulate birds in flight.
skein a length of yarn or thread wound in a long, loose loop before it is knitted or woven. [3 definitions]
skeleton the inner framework of bones and cartilage in vertebrate animals, which supports and protects the softer body parts, or the hard external shell of invertebrates and some vertebrates. [4 definitions]
skeleton in the closet a disgrace hidden from public knowledge; secret shame.
skeletonize to reduce to a skeleton or basic structure. [3 definitions]
skeleton key a key that can open many different locks because part of the bit is filed away; passkey.
skeptic one who is inclined to question or doubt assertions that are made or accepted by others. [3 definitions]
skeptical having or showing doubt; questioning. [3 definitions]
skepticism distrust or disbelief, or a general tendency to doubt and question. [3 definitions]
sketch a preliminary drawing or painting, usu. done quickly or without detail, often as a study for a later work. [6 definitions]
sketchbook a book or pad of drawing paper for making sketches. [2 definitions]
sketchpad a pad or book of blank pages of paper for drawing.
sketchy giving only outlines or major points; like a sketch. [3 definitions]
skew to turn or go off at an angle; swerve. [6 definitions]
skewbald of animals, esp. horses, having patches of white, brown, or any other color but black. [2 definitions]
skewer a long, usu. metal pin used to hold food together or suspend it during cooking. [3 definitions]
ski one of a pair of long, narrow, smooth runners with upturned front tips, worn attached to boots, for gliding over snow. [5 definitions]