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Skew / Skewputt
- (Scottish) the sloping tabling which caps a gable and
is upstanding above the plane of the roof.
The skew end is the larger, usually square bottom stone of a skew, which holds the sloping stones
in place. The skew end does not project over the wallhead, unlike a skewputt (also commonly
referred to as a kneeler, less commonly as a clubstone or footstone), which does, and
is usually moulded or carved.
Where slates or tiles butt up against the skew, they were usually covered by a
which now tend to be replaced by flashings, to prevent water ingress.