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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

skirt
skirt
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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One motor inflates the skirt around the vehicle to make it hover, while the second drives it forwards and controls its direction.
We will skirt around issues and maybe it will go away - until it happens to us.
'Richard Curtis and I talked about whether we were making some kind of political point with that character, and you can skirt around the issue, but it was a combination of Clinton and Bush,' reveals Thornton.
Investigations showed Haruo Nakano, 47, a police sergeant from the security division of Atago Police Station, allegedly put his hand up the girl's skirt around 8 a.m.
What could, in an area of villas and parks, have been a harsh proximity to its Neo-Classical neighbour has been rendered poetic by the skin of profiled glass which breaks up into vertical strips, providing a kind of glass skirt around ground floor parking.
Her supercharged explorations of nothingness do not take the form of pure, aggressive negations, nor do they skirt around the impossibility of representing this unpictureable realm.
He peered out and saw an Agta woman, a grass skirt around her waist and a small child in her arms, crooning a religious song he had heard back in the United States.
Hamilton even refused to skirt around the issue when it was put to him team-mate Jenson Button has used speculation over his future in the past as a positive.
In an attempt to skirt around the issue, the movie will start with Bridget looking as smug as she gets on the scales after reaching her ideal weight.
DON'T skirt around the issue in this purple mini from New Look, above.
She was forced to improvise by wrapping a long skirt around her shoulders as a makeshift shawl.