Definitions of skid

  1. an unexpected slide
  2. elevate onto skids
  3. one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  4. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; " the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
  5. slide without control, as of a car that does not grip the road
  6. apply a brake or skid to
  7. a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
  8. slide without control; " the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
  9. A runner ( one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.
  10. To haul ( logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.
  11. 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.
  12. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
  13. Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.
  14. 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.
  15. One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
  16. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
  17. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
  18. Act of skidding; - called also side slip.
  19. To slide without rotating; - said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.
  20. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side- slip; - said esp. of a cycle or automobile.
  21. A wedge or drag to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against the wheel; one of a pair or set of logs, rails, etc., used to form a track down which heavy objects may be rolled.
  22. To cause to move on skids. protect or check with a drag or skid.
  23. To slip sideways on the road; said of an automobile; to slide without turning around; said of a locked wheel.
  24. Skidded.
  25. Skidding.
  26. A piece of timber hung against a ship's side to protect it from injury: a sliding wedge or drag to check the wheel of a wagon on a steep place: a slab put below a gun to keep it off the ground.
  27. To check with a skid.
  28. One of a pair of timbers to support an object, as a cask.
  29. A fender over a vessels side.
  30. A shoe or drag on a wagon wheel.
  31. A curving timber to preserve a ship's side from injury; a drag to check the wheel of a wagon when descending a hill; a piece of timber to keep one object from resting on another.
  32. A piece of wood on which heavy weights are made to slide; a piece of timber placed or hung against a ship's side to preserve it from injury by the rubbing of heavy rough bodies against it; a sliding- wedge or a chain to stop the wheel of a carriage or waggon turning, in descending a steep.

Usage examples for skid

  1. It was a worth- while sight to see them strike their calks into the ice and brace themselves against the shock which they clearly expected when the cutter started to skid. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  2. But Skid didn't call that elopin'. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. Is it you that works for Skid, or Skid that works for you? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  4. Last time I was up, I slipped between the logs on the old skid- road and like to broke my old fool neck. – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  5. The Old City still remained, of course- the slums, the tenements, the skid- rows of the metropolis- but this was the teeming heart of the city, a new home for men to live in. – The Dark Door by Alan Edward Nourse
  6. I suppose Skid- er- Mr. Mallory is quite a busy man, isn't he? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. He saw it round a slight curve in the road, with two wheels in the air, and a skid which seemed for a moment as though it must mean destruction. – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. He patted her hand and corrected a small skid. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  9. The rest of the crew could hear them- threatening to bust each other's eyes out- clear to the skid deck sometimes. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  10. Wonder to me is you didn't skid off a grade somewhere!" – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  11. Here a skid or a side- slip or the failure of your brakes is quite likely to bring your career to an abrupt and unpleasant termination. – Italy at War and the Allies in the West by E. Alexander Powell
  12. " We won't skid them," said Tim. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  13. Down the hill went the car, to skid, then to make a short turn on to the road which led away from the scent, leaving behind a man standing in the middle of the road, staring at a ten- dollar bill,- and wondering why he had lied! – The Cross-Cut by Courtney Ryley Cooper
  14. He is forward and wants to go aft- he hooks onto the loop, waits for her bow to rise, lets himself go and there he is- back to her skid deck. – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  15. I couldn't be expected to foresee that the scheme, in itself a cracker- jack, would skid into the ditch as it had done; but all the same I'm bound to admit that I didn't relish the idea of meeting Corky again until time, the great healer, had been able to get in a bit of soothing work. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. One nostalgic hood from Seattle said it reminded him of Skid Row there. – Mars Confidential by Jack Lait Lee Mortimer
  17. The sound of a whip rang clear; the clatter of hoofs and the grind of a wheel on the skid followed. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  18. Popover he pinks up and acts foolish about swappin' grips; but Skid insists. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. As soon as the air- skid currents should be set going, she would be ready for her flight. – The Flying Legion by George Allan England