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Noun: outskirts  'awt,skurts
  1. Outlying areas (as of a city or town)
    "they lived on the outskirts of Houston"; "they mingled in the outskirts of the crowd"
Noun: outskirt  'awt,skurt
  1. A part of the city far removed from the centre
    "they built a factory on the outskirts of the city";
    - fringe

Type of: city district, section

Encyclopedia: Outskirts