Definition of skintle in US English:

skintle

noun

  • A brick set diagonally against another; a brick designed to be used in this way.

verb

Brickmaking
  • with object To separate and reset (half-dried bricks) at angles to each other in order to complete the drying process.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Dobson (1816–1908). Apparently from skintle<br>early 19th century. Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

skintle

/ˈskɪntl/