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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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Clockwise from top right, Lulu sports a pair of flares and platform shoes on a fashion shoot in Paris; by the latter half of the decade, punk had taken over, with slashed trousers, noses pierced with safety pins and anti-royal slogans; Malcolm McClaren, manager of he Sex Pistols and Vivienne Westwood wearing her famous t-shirt; Manfred Mann in bell-bottom jeans; hot pants replaced mini skirts for women with the legs to get away with it; while hot pants kept legs on show, maxi-skirts covered a multitude of sins and maxi-coats like this made the most of fantastic prints and fabrics on offer