- 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.
Words nearby skid
Idioms for skid
Origin of skid
OTHER WORDS FROM skidskid·ding·ly, adverban·ti·skid·ding, adjective
Examples from the Web for skidding
I suppose it is a sort of nemesis of wit; the skidding of a wheel in the height of its speed.George Bernard Shaw|Gilbert K. Chesterton
There was a wrenching crash of metal, a shrill scream of skidding tires, climaxed by a thunderous roar.Sabotage in Space|Carey Rockwell
I was still controlling the dice, and if there'd been a cross-roader working, I should have felt him skidding them.Vigorish|Gordon Randall Garrett
His fingers went numb, the phone dropped, he was out of his seat and skidding around the desk before it hit the carpeted floor.You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did|David E. Fisher
Hurling onward, and skidding around the turns, Matt kept straining his eyes constantly ahead.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear|Stanley R. Matthews
British Dictionary definitions for skidding
verb skids, skidding or skidded
Derived forms of skidskiddy, adjective
Word Origin for skid
Idioms and Phrases with skidding
In addition to the idiom beginning with skid
- skid row
- on the skids
- put the skids on
- put the skids under