Definition of Skidder

1. Noun. A person who slips or slides because of loss of traction.

Exact synonyms: Slider, Slipper
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Snowboarder
Derivative terms: Skid

2. Noun. A worker who uses a skid to move logs.
Generic synonyms: Worker
Derivative terms: Skid

3. Noun. A tractor used to haul logs over rough terrain.
Generic synonyms: Tractor

Definition of Skidder

1. n. One that skids; one that uses a skid;

Definition of Skidder

1. Noun. Agent noun of skid; one who skids. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Skidder

1. one that skids [n -S] - See also: skids

Medical Definition of Skidder

1. A self-propelled machine to transport harvested trees or logs from the stump area to the landing or work deck. (05 Dec 1998)

Skidder Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Skidder Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skidder

skid flip
skid lid
skid marks
skid road
skidder (current term)

Literary usage of Skidder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"The defendant, a logging railroad, was operating a steam skidder for pulling the logs from the woods to be loaded on its cars; it being %what lumbermen call ..."

2. Computers and Information Technologies in Agricultural Production and edited by Karl R. Schneider (1997)
"With previous small skidders, the operator walked in front of the skidder and reached back with one hand to operate the controls on a handle. ..."

3. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases Affecting by Frank Cyrus Smith, Thomas Johnson Michie, United States Courts, Great Britain Courts, Canada Courts (1908)
"That this loading was done chiefly by a skidder, a machine which was placed on the rear car, being in front as the train was moving—a large machine ..."

4. Unreported Opinions by Interstate Commerce Commission, United States (1917)
"Steam log-skidder outfit, 2116. Lenoir City and Chattanooga, Tenn. Lumber, 2207. Webster Groves, Mo. ..."

5. Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices: Compilation of Research on Their by Kathleen A. Seyedbagheri (1998)
"Total skid trail disturbance was equal for the skidder and tractor units (25 percent); however, there was less displacement in the "other" category for the ..."

6. Logging by Steam: Employing Improved Systems Under the Patents of Baptist by Lidgerwood Manufacturing Company, Logging Machinery Dept (1905)
"... NY T HE above illustration shows the logs being pulled in from either side of the track in tree lengths and cut into logs at the skidder before being ..."

7. How to Build and Operate a Sawmill by Leonard L. Shertzer (1918)
"In case of a railroad operation where both skidding and loading are to be done the Clyde skidder and loader shown in figure 2 is applicable. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Skidder

Search for Skidder on!Search for Skidder on!Search for Skidder on Google!Search for Skidder on Wikipedia!