“Easy for you to say,” Greg said, skidding to a stop in front of him.
When anchored the engine can be used either for skidding or loading.
With speed I fled, and the driver, skidding the wheel and swearing audibly, arrived at the bottom of that hill without accidents.
Remember that fast driving and skidding shorten the life of the tires.
He wrenched the beetle around in a skidding turn and raced back for the bend where the overhang afforded shelter.
The skidding car was turning into a fashionable side street.
Skid chains tend to keep automobiles from skidding on wet pavement.
"skidding" is one of our most popular plays for High School production.
His fingers went numb, the phone dropped, he was out of his seat and skidding around the desk before it hit the carpeted floor.
skidding to a halt, he tried to bring the Rangeley off his shoulder.
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)