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skidder

[skid-er] /ˈskɪd ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that skids.
2.
Machinery. a type of four-wheel tractor equipped with a grapple, used to haul logs or timber, especially over rough terrain.
3.
Slang.
  1. a person who is moving toward or has reached a less desirable status, condition, etc.
  2. a vagrant who lives on the streets or frequents skid row.
Origin of skidder
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; skid + -er1
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  • No; Mr. Puma, who was all art and heart, could not comprehend what Mr. skidder was driving at.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • You say,” he said to skidder, “that Mr. Pawling will confirm what you have told me?

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • For argument––skidder he has ever the air of one who does not care to sell.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • He is sly, Mr. skidder, like there never has been in my experience a man more sly.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • While many who heard Don's question, laughed, Mr. Starr tried to explain to the twins what a skidder was and what use it was.

  • He was very gay that evening––very amusing in describing his misadventures with Messrs. Puma and skidder.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Then, when the girl had gone, and the glass door closed behind her, he turned heavily and gazed at skidder some more.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • Kastner sneered at him and nudged Sondheim, who immediately sat up in bed and levelled an unwashed hand at skidder.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • skidder cast aside his white tie and tried another, constructed on the butterfly plan.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • skidder, too, came in at the same time, squinting rapidly at his partner; and together they moved toward the elevator.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers

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