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

Definition of skirting

1 : something that skirts: such as
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 In general, homeowners are required by their leases to keep up their home exteriors and yards, including the skirting along the bottom of the home designed to keep rodents from nesting underneath. Washington Post, "New state law brings hope to Colorado mobile home residents," 16 Sep. 2019 Dig those art deco-like scrolls over the wheel arches, fitted with heavy plastic skirting. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The Lexus UX 250h: Perfect If You Have No Kids and Extra Cash," 20 June 2019 Victorian details include lofty ceilings, original skirting boards, cornices and ceiling rosettes. Alison Gregor, New York Times, "House Hunting in ... Melbourne, Australia," 18 Oct. 2017 This sequence of political volatility, followed by Trump's skirting of accountability, has meant that Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign has gone largely unpunished. Isobel Thompson, The Hive, "How Obama Was Blindsided by the “Crime of the Century”," 23 June 2017

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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