Skirt

Definition of Skirt

n.1.The lower and loose part of a coat, dress, or other like garment; the part below the waist; as, the skirt of a coat, a dress, or a mantle.
2.A loose edging to any part of a dress.
A narrow lace, or a small skirt of ruffled linen, which runs along the upper part of the stays before, and crosses the breast, being a part of the tucker, is called the modesty piece.
- Addison.
3.Border; edge; margin; extreme part of anything
4.A petticoat.
5.The diaphragm, or midriff, in animals.
v. t.1.To cover with a skirt; to surround.
[imp. & p. p. Skirted; p. pr. & vb. n. Skirting.]
Skirted his loins and thighs with downy gold.
- Milton.
2.To border; to form the border or edge of; to run along the edge of; as, the plain was skirted by rows of trees.
1.To be on the border; to live near the border, or extremity.
Savages . . . who skirt along our western frontiers.
- S. S. Smith.

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