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skip

1
the captain of a curling or bowls team

skip

2
a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin

Skip

 

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.

skip

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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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The title of fastest skipper goes to Brit Albert Rayner, who skipped a rope 128 times in 10 seconds in Birmingham, in 1982.
4 : to fail to attend or do She skipped the meeting.
You could check it out by having a friend use it to see if the skipped beats are recorded.
Borrowers must also keep their loans current to be eligible for skipped payments.
In a recent study, Schlundt told 52 obese women--16 who ordinarily skipped breakfast and 36 who usually ate it--to eat a 1,200-calorie diet for 12 weeks.
Morning beta-TG levels averaged more than 2 1/2 times higher on the day the group skipped breakfast.
Wilton used the mdx mouse model of muscular dystrophy to show that the early stop signal in exon 23 can be efficiently skipped in the modified mRNA so significant amounts of dystrophin are produced and correctly localized.
PUPILS at Honley High School skipped to help save lives.
Then Sarah, Alice and me did a skip, where Sarah and I held the rope and Alice skipped in the middle.