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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skidskɪd(n.; v.)skid•ded, skid•ding.

  1. (n.)a plank, bar, log, or the like, esp. one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. a low mobile platform on which goods are placed for ease in handling, moving, etc.

  3. a plank, log, low platform, etc., on or by which a load is supported.

    Category: Building Trades

  4. a shoe or some other choke or drag for preventing the wheel of a vehicle from rotating, as when descending a hill.

  5. an unexpected or uncontrollable slide on a smooth surface, esp. an oblique or wavering veer by a vehicle or its tires.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (v.t.)to place on or slide along a skid.

  7. to check the motion of with a skid:

    She skidded her skates to a stop.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  8. to cause to go into a skid:

    to skid the car into a turn.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. (v.i.)to slide along without rotating, as a wheel to which a brake has been applied.

  10. to slip or slide sideways, as an automobile in turning a corner rapidly.

  11. to slide forward under the force of momentum after being braked, as a vehicle.

  12. (of an airplane when not banked sufficiently) to slide sideways, away from the center of the curve described in turning.

    Category: Aeronautics

    Ref: Compare slip1 (def. 11). 1 15

  13. to slip or slide; lose traction:

    feet skidding on icy pavement.

  14. to falter or fail; decline.

Idioms for skid:

  1. the skids,the downward path to ruin, failure, depravity, etc.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of skid:

1600–10; appar. ult. < ON skīth; see ski


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. skid(verb)ɪd

    to slide after pressing the brakes in a vehicle

    The car skidded across the road.; The truck went into a skid.


  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


  1. Skid

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

Translations for SKID

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an accidental slide sideways.

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