Definition of Skid

1. Noun. One of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects.

Group relationships: Chute, Slide, Slideway, Sloping Trough
Generic synonyms: Board, Plank



2. Verb. Slide without control. "These cars won't skid "; "The car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
Generic synonyms: Slew, Slide, Slip, Slue
Derivative terms: Skidder

3. Noun. A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation.
Exact synonyms: Brake Shoe, Shoe
Terms within: Brake Lining
Group relationships: Drum Brake
Generic synonyms: Constraint, Restraint

4. Verb. Elevate onto skids.
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise
Derivative terms: Skidder

5. Noun. An unexpected slide.
Exact synonyms: Sideslip, Slip
Generic synonyms: Coast, Glide, Slide
Derivative terms: Slip, Slip, Slip, Slippy

6. Verb. Apply a brake or skid to.
Generic synonyms: Brake

7. Verb. Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner. "The wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
Exact synonyms: Slew, Slide, Slip, Slue
Specialized synonyms: Submarine, Side-slip
Generic synonyms: Glide
Derivative terms: Slide, Slide, Slide, Slider, Slip
Also: Slip Up

Definition of Skid

1. n. A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.

2. v. t. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.

3. n. A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.

4. v. i. To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.

5. v. t. To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.

Definition of Skid

1. Noun. An out-of-control sliding motion as would result from applying the brakes too hard in a car. ¹

2. Noun. A runner of a sled. ¹

3. Noun. A ski shaped runner or supporting surface as found on a helicopter or other aircraft in place of wheels. ¹

4. Noun. A basic form of a wood or plastic platform for the storage and transport of goods, machinery or equipment, later developed into pallet. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skid

1. to slide sideways as a result of a loss of traction [v SKIDDED, SKIDDING, SKIDS]

Medical Definition of Skid

1. 1. A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose. 2. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure. Specifically, large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo. One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything is moved by sliding or rolling. One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc. Origin: Icel. Ski a billet of wood. See Shide Alternative forms: skeed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Skid

skiathon
skiathons
skiatron
skiatrons
skiboard
skiboarder
skiboarding
skibob
skibobbed
skibobber
skibobbers
skibobbing
skibobbings
skibobs
skicross
skid (current term)
skid-lid
skid flip
skid lid
skid marks
skid road
skiddaw
skidded
skidder
skidders
skiddier
skiddiest
skidding

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