- any of a number of parallel beams or timbers fixed in place as a raised support for boats, spars, etc.
- any of a number of timbers on which a heavy object is placed to be shoved along on rollers or slid.
- an arrangement of planks serving as a runway for cargo.
- an arrangement of planks serving as a fender to protect the side of a vessel during transfer of cargo.
- sidewise motion of a vessel; leeway.
verb (used with object), skid·ded, skid·ding.
verb (used without object), skid·ded, skid·ding.
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Idioms for skid
Origin of skid
OTHER WORDS FROM skidskid·ding·ly, adverban·ti·skid·ding, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for skid
A child was killed when one of its 737s skidded off a runway in Chicago in icy conditions and struck a car.
Last December a Continental 737 taking off from Denver aborted at the last second and, in icy conditions, skidded into a ravine.
The marsh was cut over; the "eighty" on section eight was skidded without a break.The Blazed Trail|Stewart Edward White
We skidded and swayed a good deal, but my passenger seemed thoroughly to enjoy it.Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan|Frances Halton Eva Hasell
Before they realized it, they had skidded down and stopped in front of the ranch-house.The Boy Scouts of the Air in Indian Land|Gordon Stuart
I went down in a hard face-plant and skidded, grinding my cheek into the grimy asphalt.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
He skidded over the curb in a pose which cost his army pants half of their seating capacity.Lady Luck|Hugh Wiley
British Dictionary definitions for skid
verb skids, skidding or skidded
Derived forms of skidskiddy, adjective
Word Origin for skid
Idioms and Phrases with skid
In addition to the idiom beginning with skid
- skid row
- on the skids
- put the skids on
- put the skids under