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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
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skirt

[skərt]
(aerospace engineering)
(building construction)
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skirt, skirting

1. Same as baseboard.
2. An apron, 6.
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skirt

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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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"Police found soap suds near thewashed front door step and the hall floor was wet to such an extent that the laminate floor joints appeared swollen withwater.Therewere redsmearmarks on the skirting along the length of the hallway.
They include homes along the Fosse Way, affecting Meadow Close and Rugby Lane in Stretton-on-Dunsmore, and skirting along the edge of Bretford and Harborough Magna.
For a professional finish, fix a piece of skirting along the base of the vanity unit to match in with the rest of the room.
He glided down the touchline with silky skill before skirting along the by-line to clip a precision pass for the experienced Currie to score with an angled strike.