Definition of Skirting

1. Adjective. Being all around the edges; enclosing. "The room's skirting board needs painting"

Exact synonyms: Encircling
Similar to: Peripheral

Definition of Skirting

1. n. A skirting board.

Definition of Skirting

1. Verb. (present participle of skirt) ¹

2. Noun. skirting board ¹

3. Noun. skirts collectively; material for skirts ¹

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Definition of Skirting

1. a board at the base of a wall [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skirting

skirt around
skirt chaser
skirt chasers
skirt flashing
skirt steak
skirting (current term)
skirting board
skirting boards

Literary usage of Skirting

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A skirting in a single width is called by that term ; but when it is made up of more than one part it is designated abase ; thu Unrest board is then called ..."

2. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1866)
"skirting Beaulieu's positions on the morning of the 6th, he was to strive to turn them, and then to occupy the heights behind Mons, the only retreat of the ..."

3. Journal of a Tour in Marocco and the Great Atlas by Joseph Dalton Hooker, John Ball, George Maw (1878)
"Boulder-mounds, skirting Atlas Plateau Escarpment. ... skirting the escarpment facing the plain; and for more than ten miles no lateral valley breaks into ..."

4. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by Sir William Wilson Hunter (1885)
"the north of the Himalayas, and skirting round their passes not far from the Yang-tse-Kiang and the great river of Cambodia, ends its tortuous journey of ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... and, after following the river for à short distance, struck south, skirting the foothills o£ what are now known as the Australian Alps untu they reached ..."

6. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1902)
"TANNING skirting. The following method for tanning, coloring and finishing skirting is recommended by a practical tanner: skirting should be well soaked in ..."

7. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1910)
"RUSSET COLOR ON OAK skirting. The following recipe is from an experienced tanner: Place 25 sides of leather in a drum with 7 pails of lukewarm water in ..."

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