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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

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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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Last year, readers of the national running magazine voted the Beadnell to Alnmouth race as their third favourite in the UK, which isn't surprising considering the course skirts along some of the most beautiful features of the Northumberland coastline.
But adding more form factor are the bumper and side skirts along with the rear spoiler.
A walk along the coastal footpath which skirts along the west side of Crantock leads you into the glorious village of Holywell, where there is an even larger sandy beach at Holywell Bay and a theme park.
During this period no significant infrastructure improvements have been made to the A1 which skirts along its length.