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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.