skirt·​ing | \ ˈskər-tiŋ How to pronounce skirting (audio) \

Definition of skirting

1 : something that skirts: such as
a : border, edging
b chiefly British : baseboard

called also skirting board

2 : fabric suitable for skirts

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Examples of skirting in a Sentence

the skirting on the saddle was a slightly darker shade of leather
Recent Examples on the Web Parmar finds creative ways, often flouting norms or skirting rules, to fit his patients' needs. Markian Hawryluk,, 23 July 2021 For most of the drive, FR 300 plays peek-a-boo with the edge of the rim, skirting timber and meadows. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 19 May 2021 Medium Friday finds a low pressure skirting offshore to our south and east with the potential to keep our area cloudy with scattered showers. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 There is an aesthetic ethics to the skirting of clichés about religious life, one that the show itself subtly comments on. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2021 Rather than a civic celebration of one of the town’s greatest cultural contributions, as the 2016 plan envisioned, the council opted instead for a civic celebration of the misdemeanor crime of up-skirting. Christopher Knight Art Critic, Los Angeles Times, 20 Mar. 2021 When Drummond ripped off that wooden skirting and made the initial discovery, the pair couldn't help but wonder if there was more to find in the mudroom. Georgie Silvarole, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2020 And the story still seemed fictional, at least until October when Drummond ripped off the rotting, wooden skirting on the home's mudroom and something tumbled out at his feet. Georgie Silvarole, USA TODAY, 8 Dec. 2020 That injunction would force Apple to put Fortnite back on the iOS App Store during the trial, following the game's removal last month over Epic's skirting of Apple's in-app purchase rules. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 28 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of skirting

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of skirting was in 1764

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skirting leather

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26 Jul 2021

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“Skirting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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