skirt·​ing | \ˈskər-tiŋ \

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

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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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