Definition of skean in English:

skean

Pronunciation /skiːn//ˈskiːən/

noun

  • A dagger formerly used in Ireland and Scotland.

    • ‘Larger than most skeans we offer, this one is 8 inches overall (when sheathed) with a 3 inch jimped back blade.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Irish and Scottish Gaelic sgian ‘knife’.

Pronunciation

skean

/skiːn//ˈskiːən/