skirt·​ing ˈskər-tiŋ How to pronounce skirting (audio)
: something that skirts: such as
chiefly British : baseboard

called also skirting board

: fabric suitable for skirts

Examples of skirting in a Sentence

the skirting on the saddle was a slightly darker shade of leather
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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skirting was in 1764

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“Skirting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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