What does SKID mean?

Definitions for SKIDskɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. skid(noun)

    one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

  2. brake shoe, shoe, skid(noun)

    a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation

  3. skid, slip, sideslip(verb)

    an unexpected slide

  4. skid(verb)

    slide without control

    "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"

  5. skid(verb)

    elevate onto skids

  6. skid(verb)

    apply a brake or skid to

  7. skid, slip, slue, slew, slide(verb)

    move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

    "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"


  1. Skid(n.)

    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.

  2. Skid(n.)

    pl. Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or downfall; -- used mostly in the phrase on the skids and hit the skids.

  3. Origin: [Icel. sk a billet of wood. See Shide.]


  1. skid(Noun)

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

  2. skid(Noun)

    A runner of a sled.

  3. skid(Noun)

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

  4. skid(Noun)

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

  5. skid(Verb)

    To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard.

  6. Origin: To differentiate from skied

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skid(noun)

    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. Skid(noun)

    a piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure

  3. Skid(noun)

    large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo

  4. Skid(noun)

    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

  5. Skid(noun)

    one of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc

  6. Skid(verb)

    to protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids

  7. Skid(verb)

    to check with a skid, as wagon wheels

  8. Origin: [Icel. sk a billet of wood. See Shide.]


  1. Skid

    Skid is a 1970 album by Skid Row featuring guitar ace Gary Moore.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Skid

    skid, n. 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.—v.t. to check with a skid.—v.i. to slide along without revolving.—n. Skid′der, one who uses a skid. [Scand., Ice. skídh; A.S. scíd, a piece split off.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SKID in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SKID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Jones:

    Skid Row is a 54-block area that has the largest homeless number of individuals in the country.

  2. James Knox:

    He comes down to the inner city, to Skid Row, which is one of the most challenging areas to live in and he runs so freely.

  3. Ryan Navales:

    Skid Row has become less transient, the history of skid row goes back to a transient neighborhood associated with the railroad. The true definition of transient is short term. Now it's long term. It's become a neighborhood.

  4. Tom Gilmore:

    There's a new consciousness that is extremely sensitive to the needs of the homeless, does that mean they accept the notion of Skid Row ? No, no, no because Skid Row is a travesty as a construct. It's a toxic environment for the homeless.

  5. Anonymous:

    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up,totally worn out and screaming "Woo Hoo" what a ride!

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • smýkat, lyžina, smyk, dostat smykCzech
  • KufeGerman
  • resbalón, resbalar, patinarSpanish
  • بکسواتPersian
  • liirtää, lava, liirto, jalas, liuku, suksi, liirata, liukuaFinnish
  • déraper, dérapageFrench
  • derapata, derapare, sbandareItalian
  • slip, slippenDutch
  • derrapagem, derraparPortuguese
  • рельс, скольжение, занос, по́лоз, полоз, боковое скольжение, скользить, салазки, юзRussian
  • proklizatiSerbo-Croatian
  • sliraSwedish

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