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Well-built, robust, and durable, especially used to describe power tools. The term gained popularity in industrial circles from a YouTube channel called AvE.
I just bought an angle grinder, and it's pretty skookum.
by Hnery Derpington III September 27, 2017
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Comes from the Native American (Salish/Chinook) for 'great', 'large', 'frightening'.
skookum chuck = large water = the Pacific Ocean.
by Victoria December 10, 2003
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A another word for the slang phrase "Tight" or something solid, or genuinely cool
hey check this out.. yeah that's skookum!
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that's so skookum!
by steves candy eater October 22, 2003
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Means "Good Luck" American Indian in origin. There is a town of Skookum near Aberdeen in Washington state. Also a logging company (Skookum Logging),and a Skookum log-yarder. Used frequently by Loggers to describe anything done well.
"Tim was able to fell, buck and yard all of the trees that were marked for harvesting without barking up any of the trees that were designated to be left standing. He did a skookum job"
by Frank October 13, 2003
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An intensely complicated sex move involving three or more people, three of which must be the same gender. The skookum involves at least one occasion of anal. A variety of roles are to be played by the skookers. The first is someone who pretends to be a wild animal, usually a wolf or a bear. The second takes the role of Lou Gehrig. The third skooker eats large volumes of food during the ordeal, usually in the form of subway sandwiches or chicken burritos. However, because the skookum may involve more people, it is not limited to only these types of roles. The skookum lasts hours, and frequently continues long into the night. Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" is the optimal song to skook to.
Lou, Bill, and Yanni spent all of last night doing the skookum.
by bizscott June 10, 2009
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A synonym for good, that only those with a certain level of intellect use in conversation
Steve: wow that burger sucked!
Joe: yeah man that burger was not skookum
by Florch my porch April 23, 2017
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