Meaning of 削

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: xiāo
    English Definition: to peel with a knife; to pare; to cut (a ball at tennis etc)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    切削 qiē xiāo to cut; cutting; machining
    刀削面 dāo xiāo miàn knife-shaved noodles (pared or shaved into strips), a Shanxi specialty
    削球 xiāo qiú (sport) to chop; to cut
    陡削 dǒu xiāo precipitous
    下旋削球 xià xuán xiāo qiú (golf, tennis) undercut
    More: 削* | *削 | *削*
  • Pinyin: xuē
    English Definition: to pare; to reduce; to remove; Taiwan pr. [xue4]
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    剥削 xuē to exploit; exploitation
    削弱 xuē ruò to weaken; to impair; to cripple
    削减 xuē jiǎn to cut down; to reduce; to lower
    剥削阶级 xuē jiē exploiting class (in Marxist theory)
    瘦削 shòu xuē slim
    More: 削* | *削 | *削*
Example Sentences
Please peel an apple for me.
One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him?
Afterwards, just peel and cut into slices or chunks.
Instead of cutting thin slices, peel a smallish potato, cut it into quarters, and put it in the fridge over night (or at least for a couple of hours).
I like to peel apples for my sweetheart.