Definition of outskirt
: a part remote from the center : border —usually used in plural on the outskirts of town
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Nolan's family has attended Mass at the Roman Catholic Church since it was founded on the outskirts of the city in 1857.
Bucktail Medical Center, a one-story building on the outskirts of town, doubles as the local nursing home.
Massive factories on the outskirts of town churn out parts for Hyundai.
The once marshy area lay on the outskirts of town and could be seen from a distance, says Marilynne Roach, a Watertown, Massachusetts, researcher and author of the book Six Women of Salem.
Airbus, headquartered on the outskirts of Toulouse, France, has long been close to the French government, which like Germany owns 11 percent of the company.
The white people have their own school, Ms Haymer says matter-of-factly, referring to a private Christian academy on the outskirts of town.
Bockelman traced the history of sports stadiums to ancient times, when megastructures like the Roman Colosseum were located in the middle of a city, to mid-20th century America, when they were located on the outskirts.
Most black South Africans, who make up more than 80 percent of the population of about 55 million, rely on minibus taxis for transport, a legacy of apartheid which forced non-whites to live on the outskirts of cities.
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