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skip distance[′skip ‚dis·təns]
The minimum distance that radio waves can be transmitted between two points on the earth by reflection from the ionosphere, at a specified time and frequency.
In angle-beam ultrasonic testing, the distance between the point of entry on the workpiece and the point of first reflection.
ii. The distance that a bomb skips on the ground or the water after first impact.