skirting

[ skur-ting ]
/ ˈskɜr tɪŋ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. skirret,
  2. skirt,
  3. skirt chaser,
  4. skirt steak,
  5. skirter,
  6. skirting board,
  7. skirtings,
  8. skit,
  9. skitch,
  10. skite

Origin of skirting

First recorded in 1680–90; skirt + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for skirtings

skirtings

/ (ˈskɜːtɪŋz) /

pl n

ragged edges trimmed from the fleece of a sheep

skirting

/ (ˈskɜːtɪŋ) /

noun

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