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skip

1
the captain of a curling or bowls team

skip

2
a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

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a box-shaped device that moves along the rigid guide rails of a hoist; the box unloads automatically. Skips are used for transporting useful minerals or rocks through vertical or inclined mine shafts, for hoisting and loading the charge into blast furnaces, and for similar operations. The principal components of a skip are the body, the frame, and the trailer. Skips are unloaded either through the bottom or by dumping.

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(computer science)
In fixed-instruction-length digital computers, to bypass or ignore one or more instructions in an otherwise sequential process.
A device on a card punch that causes columns on a punch in fields where no punching is desired to move rapidly past the punching station.
Action of a computer printer that moves rapidly over a line so that a blank line appears in the printout.
(mechanical engineering)

holiday, skip

1. A small area on a painted surface which the brush skipped over, leaving it bare.
2. An area on a built-up roof surface which the mop (used to coat the surface) skipped over, leaving it uncovered by bitumen.

skip

1. An area in planed or sanded lumber or panels which was missed by the machine during the surfacing operation; also called planing skip, sanding skip.
2. An uncoated area in a finished painted surface; also called a holiday.
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Empowering online advertisements by empowering viewers with the right to choose the relative effectiveness of skippable video advertisements on YouTube.
She concludes with several recent policy analyses which, because they lack historical analysis but include heavy helpings of arguments for making the welfare state fatter and more oppressive, are eminently skippable.
Skippable entries include Jay Rosen's paean to the "Convener-in-chief," Paul Wellstone's heartfelt but cursory "Rx for American Health Care" and Michael Lerner's recommendation that liberals and progressives "switch their focus away from economic entitlements and political rights" [sic].
The ads, which are skippable and 30 seconds long, have been seen on Netflix platforms, including its web client, consoles and Roku devices.
99-per-month premium tier, is similar to Pandora's existing free, personalized radio offering, but paying subscribers won't hear ads and will gain offline listening, instant song replays, and an increased number of skippable songs.