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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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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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Previous biographers have skirted around this subject but never dared go too far because the pugnacious Hepburn was still alive at the time.
We spoke about it, skirted around it, came back to it, skirted again, but my mind was still the same.
Wilcox skirted around the grey areas in the euthanasia debate.
WHITE DENIM: Fits Verdict: HAVING skirted around the edge of the US indie scene for some time, Texan trio White Denim have managed to build up a great reputation for their rowdy, eclectic garage rock.
Although the film was made in Scotland, Clooney skirted around the issue of baring all in the traditional manner.
They then fly to Marrakesh in Morocco for the final leg of the race taking them back to London, having skirted around the Sahara Desert.
But O'Neill skirted around the issue of whether their inclusion would be unfair on current Championship clubs who would miss out on the new set-up.