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skirt

1. a frieze or circular flap, as round the base of a hovercraft
2. the flaps on a saddle that protect a rider's legs
3. NZ the lower part of a sheep's fleece

skirt

[skərt]
(aerospace engineering)
(building construction)

skirt, skirting

1. Same as baseboard.
2. An apron, 6.

skirt

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skirt
i. The lower portion of a parachute canopy.
ii. The extension of the lower portion of the cylinder of a reciprocating engine below the cylinder base flange into the crankcase. This reduces the overall diameter of the engine; aids lubrication of the cylinders; and permits a more uniform control of the used oil scraper ring, a larger crankcase diameter, and a good seal between the cylinder hold-down flange and the crankcase.
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Aim for an elegantly loose fit - you should be able to turn a skirt around your body.
A spokesman said: "The only change from our normal schedule is that passengers will not be able to get on and off in Westgate Street and buses will skirt around it instead.
As Capello is a proven winner, let's hope the FA didn't skirt around the key question: "When can you start?
I just wrapped the skirt around me like a big towel and came out of my dressing room almost completely naked.
Coun Worrall (St Matthew's) is supporting an alternative proposal by the Save the Littleton Arms Group, which would see the ring road skirt around the pub.
He won't kid anyone and won't just hang in there and skirt around it.
Particular thought was being given to preventing 'rat runs' from emerging by preventing motorists from driving through residential areas in an attempt to skirt around the city centre.
Flo is beginning to look like the player who was such a star at Chelsea, although he still has a tendency to skirt around the edges of games at times.
The idea that we should skirt around entirely the incident which sparked this strand of our inquiry is frankly ludicrous.
Some parts of her speech were controversial but it is always interesting to have speakers who raise difficult issues and she didn't skirt around them.