out·skirt | \ ˈau̇t-ˌskərt \

Definition of outskirt 

: a part remote from the center : border usually used in plural on the outskirts of town

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The meeting ended with a stroll in the gardens of the Moncloa palace, the seat of the Spanish government, in the outskirts of the Spanish capital. Aritz Parra, Fox News, "Spanish, Catalan leaders meet to breach gap over secession," 9 July 2018 While most hotels in the city-proper appear to be open, some in the outskirts have been affected by the eruption. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Deadly Volcanic Eruption in Guatemala Disrupts Travel to Area," 5 June 2018 Kirschemann and Schmiedt sit in a compact neighborhood of vineyards in the outskirts of Victor. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why is star winemaker Tegan Passalacqua building a winery in Lodi?," 20 May 2018 On a warm Tuesday in mid-May, the Forest Park Golf Course in the outskirts of Baltimore serves as a melting pot of area players that run the gamut of both age and skill level. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Forest Park Golf Course," 18 May 2018 In a hospital in the outskirts of Berlin lies a 46-year-old German woman. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Yes, Milwaukee newspapers reported on the Holocaust. But was it fully understood?," 3 May 2018 After a 48-minute tea behind closed doors, Mr. Trump departed for Marine One, the presidential helicopter that had ferried him to remote spots on London’s outskirts during his day-and-a-half stay to avoid the protests. New York Times, "Trump Brings His Own Style to a Day of Damage Control in Britain," 13 July 2018 The attack followed another bombing on the city’s outskirts on June 22. Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "ISIS Remnants Fight On, Despite U.S. Campaign," 9 July 2018 That, or general relativity’s accounting of gravity somehow breaks down at galactic scales, leading to theory-defying stellar motions at a galaxy’s outskirts. Maya Miller, Scientific American, "Einstein’s Greatest Theory Validated on a Galactic Scale," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of outskirt

circa 1599, in the meaning defined above

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