skidder

[skid-er]
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

First recorded in 1865–70; skid + -er1
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Examples from the Web for skidder

Historical Examples of skidder

  • 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.