the minimum distance along the earth’s surface between the position of a short-wave transmitter and the region where its signal is received after one reflection from the ionosphere.
the shortest distance between a transmitter and a receiver that will permit reception of radio waves of a specified frequency by one reflection from the ionosphere
- Skip it
skint Drop the subject, ignore the matter, as in I don’t understand what you mean.—Oh, skip it for now. This interjection uses skip in the sense of “pass over.” [ ; c. 1930 ]
noun, Aeronautics. 1. an airplane equipped with skis to enable it to land on and take off from snow. noun 1. an aircraft fitted with skis to enable it to land on and take off from snow
- Skip off
verb 1. (intransitive, adverb) (Brit, informal) to leave work, school, etc, early or without authorization
noun 1. a slender pole or stick, usually with a metal point at one end, a loop for the hand at the other, and a disk near the lower end to prevent its sinking into snow, used in skiing to gain momentum, maintain balance, execute certain jumps, etc.