Definition of skirting in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈskəːtɪŋ/
(also skirting board)


A wooden board running along the base of an interior wall: the point where the skirting and the stairs meet [mass noun]: a length of skirting
More example sentences
  • Oak doors lead you from room to room and the brushed-steel fittings and solid wooden skirtings add style and sturdiness.
  • Bedbug lairs can be anywhere, from telephone handsets and electrical goods to crevices in wooden furniture or behind skirting boards.
  • The pale wood squares form a crisscross structure that runs around doorways, along skirting boards and across floors.

Words that rhyme with skirting

disconcerting, shirting

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: skirt|ing

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.