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Definition of SKIDS

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Skid \Skid\ (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[imac][eth] a billet of wood. See {Shide}.] [Written also {skeed}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

     2. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure. Specifically: (a) pl. (Naut.) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo. --Totten. (b) 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. (c) One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Aeronautics) A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     4. A low movable platform for supporting heavy items to be transported, typically of two layers, and having a space between the layers into which the fork of a fork lift can be inserted; it is used to conveniently transport heavy objects by means of a fork lift; -- a skid without wheels is the same as a {pallet}. [PJC]

     5. pl. Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or downfall; -- used mostly in the phrase

     {on the skids} and

     {hit the skids}.

     6. [From the v.] Act of skidding; -- called also {side slip}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Skid \Skid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skidded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skidding}.]
     1. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids. [1913 Webster]

     2. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Forestry) To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Skid \Skid\, v. i.
     1. To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     2. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side-slip; -- said esp. of a cycle or automobile. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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66 Moby Thesaurus words for "skid":
     avalanche, bank, coast, crab, dip, drop, edge, fall, feather, fishtail, flit, flow, fly, glide, glissade, glissando, go crabwise, go sideways, ice-skate, landslide, landslip, lateral, lateralize, loop, make leeway, nose-dive, plow, plunge, porpoise, pull out, pull up, push down, roll, roller-skate, sail, sheer, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skate, skateboard, skew, ski, skim, sled, sleigh, slidder, slide, slide down, slip, slippage, slither, slue, slur, snowslide, snowslip, spin, spiral, stunt, subsidence, sweep, toboggan, tumble, undulate, veer, yaw

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