Definition of skep in English:

skep

(North American, British skip)

noun

  • 1A straw or wicker beehive.

    • ‘The striking display will feature examples of different hives - such as a straw skep, a stone hive and a Congested Districts Board hive.’
    1. 1.1archaic A wooden or wicker basket.
      ‘three skeps of vegetables’

Origin

Late Old English sceppe ‘basket’, from Old Norse skeppa ‘basket, bushel’.

Pronunciation

skep

/skɛp/