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

Examples of skirting in a Sentence

the skirting on the saddle was a slightly darker shade of leather
Recent Examples on the Web With a flowy skirting and an embroidered bodice with lots of shimmer, to the silk sleeves, all is captivating. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 4 July 2022 Choose the lightest or brightest hue for the major wall surfaces, a darker color for the window and door frames, and a third, medium tone for window sashes and skirting boards (the board under the windowsill). Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2022 The original staircase, which had to be torn down, was reused to create a feature wall, while the skirting boards were repurposed as bar fronts. Vivian Song, Robb Report, 17 July 2022 One gown just swam in a sea of mustard yellow, while another, a 50s style dress with an ankle-length hem had lush skirting with tulle covering, and Valli made mermaid style gowns with tulle. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 6 July 2022 Skriver wore a black gown with white on the bodice, ruched skirting and a flamboyantly voluminous train. Allyson Portee, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 May 2022 In reality, Beavan designed and Fletcher built the 40-foot train as three separate sections, hooking onto net-skirting and an exquisite corset, accented with pleated newsprint-paper silk. Fawnia Soo Hoo, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2022 The situation was awkward to say the least, but it was made even more so by the skirting-on-flirting conversation the pair had at the bar as their fiances looked on. Washington Post, 4 Feb. 2022 The strapless gown with low wide skirting gives off a mermaid-esque feel. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

24 Sep 2022

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“Skirting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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