[ noun ] (clothing) a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women
Used in print(Helen Hooven Santmyer, "There Were Fences"...)
From above one could only occasionally catch_a_glimpse of life on the floor of this green sea : a neighbor 's gingham skirt flashing into sight for an instant on the path beneath her grape-arbor , or the movement of hands above a clothesline and the flutter of garments hung there , half-way down the block .(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
So you sit in the car and listen to the air run_out and listen to the rain and see the mud in_front_of the headlights , waiting for you , for your new spectator_pumps , waiting for you to squat by yourself out there in your tight skirt , crying and afraid and trying to get that damned son-of-a-bitch tire off , because that is being an old_maid too , if you happen to drive a car , it is changing the tire yourself in the night , and in the mud and the rain , hating to get out in it but afraid to stay and afraid to try to walk out for help .
[ verb ] avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
"He dodged the issue" "she skirted the problem" "They tend to evade their responsibilities" "he evaded the questions skillfully"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
And he ignored him , skirting the parked cars and walking up the path to the Skopas house .
[ verb ] pass around or about; move along the border
"The boat skirted the coast"
Used in print(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)
For the first three weeks , the ship skirted up the east coast of Great_Britain , then turned westward .
[ verb ] form the edge or