Definition of skean in English:

skean

Pronunciation: /ˈskiːən//skiːn/

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

/ˈskiːən//skiːn/