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1
the captain of a curling or bowls team

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a college servant, esp of Trinity College, Dublin
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.