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  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).
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Origin of skirting

First recorded in 1680–90; skirt + -ing1
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Related Words for skirtings

hem, skirt, perimeter, verge, outskirts, fringe, rim, periphery, brim, margin, brink, skirting, piping, trimming, edging, define, selvage

Examples from the Web for skirtings

Historical Examples of skirtings

  • Small angle fillets or mouldings are often used as skirtings.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4


  • You do the doors and windows, and let 'im do the cupboards and skirtings.'

  • Adult female: Like male but black veiled by deep reddish brown (clove brown) skirtings of feathers.

British Dictionary definitions for skirtings


pl n
  1. ragged edges trimmed from the fleece of a sheep
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  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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