1. fabric for making skirts.
  2. Often skirtings. low-grade wool and foreign matter removed from the outer edges of fleece.
  3. Also called skirting board. British. baseboard(def 1).

Origin of skirting

First recorded in 1680–90; skirt + -ing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for skirting board

skirting board

  1. a skirting made of woodUS and Canadian name: baseboard US name: mopboard


  1. a border, esp of wood or tiles, fixed round the base of an interior wall to protect it from kicks, dirt, etc
  2. material used or suitable for skirts
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