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English definition of “the outskirts”

the outskirts

noun     /ˈaʊtskɜːts/
B2 the outer area of a city, town, or village: We stayed in a hotel on the outskirts of Palma.Areas in towns and cities
(Definition of the outskirts noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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