Definitions of skid

  1. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
  2. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
  3. To cause to move on skids. protect or check with a drag or skid.
  4. To check with a skid.
  5. To slide without rotating; - said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.
  6. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side- slip; - said esp. of a cycle or automobile.
  7. To slip sideways on the road; said of an automobile; to slide without turning around; said of a locked wheel.
  8. slide without control, as of a car that does not grip the road
  9. apply a brake or skid to
  10. slide without control; " the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
  11. Act of skidding; - called also side slip.
  12. Skidding.
  13. one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  14. 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.
  15. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
  16. Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.
  17. 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.
  18. One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. One of a pair of timbers to support an object, as a cask.
  22. A fender over a vessels side.
  23. A shoe or drag on a wagon wheel.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Skidded.
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