[ UK /ˈa‍ʊtskɜːt/ ]
[ US /ˈaʊtˌskɝt/ ]
  1. a part of the city far removed from the center
    they built a factory on the outskirts of the city
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How To Use outskirt In A Sentence

  • Tanks often attacked the outskirts of the city in skirmishes with resistance fighters, adding to the chaos and unrest.
  • Fashion outlets, also known as discount warehouse stores, are large shopping areas often located on a city's outskirts.
  • Mohammad Sajjad/Associated Press A displaced child, whose family fled from the Khyber tribal region due to military operations, held onto her mother while waiting to register at the Jalozai camp on the outskirt of Peshawar, Pakistan, on Monday. Asia in Pictures
  • Shortly after leaving the outskirts of Adonis the car slithered down a sloping piece of ground, teetered over a low bank, and splashed logily into water. The Past Through Tomorrow
  • Planners are committed to developing the city's brownfield sites before granting permission to build on the rural outskirts.
  • On Thursday, police say, 23-year-old Wellington Oliveira talked his way into his former elementary school in a working-class western outskirt of Rio de Janeiro and opened fire with at least one of two revolvers he carried. Brazil Mourns the 12 Killed by Gunman
  • A derelict synagogue may not be visible in the bazaar, but a Jewish cemetery is accessible on the city outskirts. Magda Abu-Fadil: Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community
  • Thousands of pounds worth of property have been stolen from properties on the outskirts of town in recent weeks.
  • Huge towers grew into the sky, as the countryside gradually encroached on the city outskirts.
  • The main roads remind me of the roads on the outskirts of huge cities in the USA, with their seemingly endless miles of fast food joints and lurid neon signs.
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