♦ skirt

♦ skirt /skɜ:t/
n.
1 gonna; sottana: ra-ra skirt, gonna plissettata assai corta
2 falda (di vestito); lembo; orlo; margine: on the skirts of the desert, ai margini del deserto
3 (slang) sottana (fam.); donna; ragazza: to chase after a bit (o a piece) of skirt, correre dietro a una sottana
4 (slang) bella donna
5 (pl.) sobborghi; periferia
6 (pl.) (di un'auto, un hovercraft, ecc.) gonne
7 (tennis) gonnellino (per tennista donna)
8 (equit.) quartierino (della sella)
● (slang) skirt chaser, donnaiolo □ (edil.) skirt roof, marcapiano.
(to) skirt /skɜ:t/
v. t. e i.
costeggiare; rasentare: The path skirts (along) the edge of the pond, il sentiero costeggia l'orlo dello stagno
● (fam.) to skirt around (o round), girare attorno a (un problema); aggirare, scansare (una difficoltà) □ (autom.) to skirt round the town centre, evitare il centro (aggirandolo).

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

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