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 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.
  10. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
  11. Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.
  12. 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.
  13. One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
  14. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
  15. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
  16. Act of skidding; - called also side slip.
  17. To slide without rotating; - said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.
  18. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side- slip; - said esp. of a cycle or automobile.
  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. To cause to move on skids. protect or check with a drag or skid.
  21. To slip sideways on the road; said of an automobile; to slide without turning around; said of a locked wheel.
  22. Skidded.
  23. Skidding.
  24. 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.
  25. To check with a skid.
  26. One of a pair of timbers to support an object, as a cask.
  27. A fender over a vessels side.
  28. A shoe or drag on a wagon wheel.
  29. 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.
  30. 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. " We won't skid them," said Tim. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  2. I suppose Skid- er- Mr. Mallory is quite a busy man, isn't he? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  3. 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
  4. He patted her hand and corrected a small skid. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  5. One nostalgic hood from Seattle said it reminded him of Skid Row there. – Mars Confidential by Jack Lait Lee Mortimer
  6. But Skid didn't call that elopin'. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  7. 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
  8. Is it you that works for Skid, or Skid that works for you? – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  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