Also, jump bail . Fail to appear in court for trial and thereby give up the bail bond (paid to secure one’s appearance). For example, I can’t afford to skip bail—I’d lose half a million , or We were sure he’d jump bail but he finally showed up . This idiom uses skip and jump in the sense of “evade”. The first dates from about 1900, the variant from the mid-1800s. Also see make bail
verb (used with object), Military. 1. to attack (a target) by skip bombing.
verb (used with object), Military. 1. to attack (a target) by skip bombing. skip bombing noun 1. bombing, as by a low-flying plane, carried out so that each bomb, when released, skips along the surface below before striking the target.
noun 1. an open car for charging a blast furnace.
noun 1. an open-weave effect in fabric, produced by purposely omitting specific warp ends in the drawing-in process.