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skirt

 (skûrt)
n.
1. The part of a garment, such as a dress or coat, that hangs freely from the waist down.
2. A garment hanging from the waist and worn especially by women and girls.
3. A part or attachment resembling the skirt of a garment, especially:
a. One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
b. The lower outer section of a rocket vehicle.
c. A flexible strip hanging from the base of an air-cushion vehicle.
d. A piece of fabric that extends over or beyond something to afford protection.
e. A spray skirt.
4. An outer edge; a border or margin: a base camp on the skirt of the mountain.
5. Offensive Slang A woman.
v. skirt·ed, skirt·ing, skirts
v.tr.
1. To lie along or form the edge of; border: the creek that skirts our property.
2. To pass around rather than across or through: changed their course to skirt the storm.
3. To pass close to; miss narrowly: The bullet skirted an artery.
4. To evade, as by circumlocution: skirted the controversial issue.
v.intr.
To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.

[Middle English, from Old Norse skyrta, shirt; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

skirting

(ˈskɜːtɪŋ)
n
1. (Building) a border, esp of wood or tiles, fixed round the base of an interior wall to protect it from kicks, dirt, etc
2. (Textiles) material used or suitable for skirts
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.skirting - being all around the edges; enclosing; "his encircling arms"; "the room's skirting board needs painting"
peripheral - on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
Translations

skirting

[ˈskɜːtɪŋ] N skirting board [ˈskɜːtɪŋˌbɔːd] Nzócalo m, cenefa f

skirting (board)

n (Brit) → Fußleiste f

skirting

[ˈskɜːtɪŋ] skirting board n (Brit) → zoccolo, battiscopa m inv
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