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skiv·er 1

 (skī′vər)
n.
1. One, such as a cutting tool, that pares or skives.
2. A soft thin leather split off the outside of sheepskin and used for bookbinding.

[From skive.]

skiv·er 2

 (skī′vər)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A person who avoids work or duty.

[From skive.]

skiver

(ˈskaɪvə)
n
1. (Tanning) the tanned outer layer split from a skin
2. (Tanning) a person, tool, or machine that skives

skiver

(ˈskaɪvə)
n
informal Brit a person who persistently avoids work or responsibility
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skiver

noun (Brit. informal) slacker, loafer, idler, do-nothing, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), dodger, shirker, bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal), gold brick (U.S. slang), scrimshanker (Brit. military slang) He was a skiver and a thief.
Translations

skiver

[ˈskaɪvəʳ] N (Brit) → gandul(a) m/f

skiver

[ˈskaɪvər] n (British)tire-au-flanc mf

skiver

n (Brit inf) → fauler Bruder (inf), → faule Schwester (inf)

skiver

[ˈskaɪvəʳ] n (fam) → lavativo/a, scansafatiche m/f inv
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The postcards leveraged the natural beauty of the area," says Andy Skiver, president of The Skiver Group, an Irvine, Calif.
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This skiver is said to be the first that can utilize two winders and a slitter for skiving film rolls of two different widths simultaneously.
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