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The remaining 18 presumably “had contact with the patients in skid Row,” said Fielding.
Davidson saw the bloodstained seat of her car and the skid marks where her car had gone off the road.
They're givin' a farewell dinner dance for her, and skid is on the list.
The skid at which he had pointed was loaded with cases of M504 submachine guns.
skid chains tend to keep automobiles from skidding on wet pavement.
Why, man alive, skid's one of the chaps that's runnin' your old gent's trust.
It is naturally far easiest to make a turn in this way on a hard smooth surface which allows the skis to skid round freely.
c.1600, "beam or plank on which something rests," especially on which something heavy can be rolled from place to place (1782), of uncertain origin, probably from a Scandinavian source akin to Old Norse skið "stick of wood" (see ski (n.)). As "a sliding along" from 1890; specifically of motor vehicles from 1903. Skid-mark is from 1914.
In the timber regions of the American West, skids laid down one after another to form a road were "a poor thing for pleasure walks, but admirably adapted for hauling logs on the ground with a minimum of friction" ["Out West" magazine, October 1903]. A skid as something used to facilitate downhill motion led to figurative phrases such as hit the skids "go into rapid decline" (1909), and cf. skid row.
1670s, "apply a skid to (a wheel, to keep it from turning)," from skid (n.). Meaning "slide along" first recorded 1838; extended sense of "slip sideways" (on a wet road, etc.) first recorded 1884. The original notion is of a block of wood for stopping a wheel; the modern senses are from the notion of a wheel slipping when blocked from revolving.
skell (1980s+ New York City police)