What does the word pare mean?

Usage examples for pare

  1. This is often seen when attempts are made to pare out the corn with the knife. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  2. Pineapple Salad: Pare and core a very ripe, sweet pineapple, cut in slices crosswise, lay the slices in a bowl, with a sprinkle of sugar, half a cup rum or sherry, all the juice shed in cutting up, and a grate of nutmeg. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams