(noun, verb)


1. A blow; a smart stroke.

2. (Scotland) A squall; a heavy fall of rain.

3. A narrow strip of rolled or forged metal, ready to be bent and welded to form a pipe.


1. (transitive, Scotland, Northern England) To beat or slap.

2. (transitive) To form (a plate or bar of metal, etc.) into a skelp.

3. (transitive) To bend round (a skelp) in tube-making.