- 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.
Idioms about skid
Origin of skid
OTHER WORDS FROM skidskid·ding·ly, adverban·ti·skid·ding, adjective
How to use skid in a sentence
Only seven other NFL teams can say the same, though Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Buffalo all have opportunities to end their skids this weekend.Washington’s last playoff win came 15 years ago. That felt like a beginning, too.|Barry Svrluga|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Another option is a vehicle like Can-Am’s Defender Pro XT HD 10, which rolls off the showroom floor with a locking front differential, nearly 11 inches of suspension travel, 13 inches of ground clearance, full skid plates, and a 4,500-pound winch.
The city had its own skid row in East Village and more tents popped up elsewhere nearby.Faulconer Hopes His Action on Homelessness Will Overshadow His Failure|Lisa Halverstadt|December 7, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Their strong defense will look to slow down Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry and the rest of the Titans, who broke out of their recent skid with an impressive comeback of their own on the road against the Ravens.It’s Hard To Measure NFL Matchups, So We Built A Better Metric|Josh Hermsmeyer|November 25, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The pharmaceutical and biomedical industries influence doctors’ decision-making, actively bias major product research, pay key players to grease the skids for expanded sales, and ignore or obscure the harm some of their medicines and devices can do.My cancer might be back—and I wonder if unnecessary radiation caused it in the first place|jakemeth|September 22, 2020|Fortune
How did she film with live bullets flying and teargas canisters skidding across the pavement?How Jehane Noujaim Made The Year’s Most Dangerous Documentary ‘The Square’|Andrew Romano|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The move was supposedly for safety reasons, to force more skidding and slower turns.The Can't-Miss Sochi Showdown: Bode Miller And Ted Ligety|Jake Bright|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Keeping sharp lookout for skidding cars and unexpected pedestrians and street-car crossings and the like fully occupied Bud.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
This "skidding" is done by a powerful, steam-driven stationary donkey-engine, which is fitted up with a long cable and a drum.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
My right scull was for ever skidding on mud or weeds, and the backward suck of shoal water clogged our progress.The Riddle of the Sands|Erskine Childers
Jason had a vanishing glimpse of the open-mouthed guards, then they were skidding around the corner of a building.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
Walter could but cling to the swaying, jouncing, skidding sled, and let the dogs go where they would.South from Hudson Bay|E. C. [Ethel Claire] Brill
British Dictionary definitions for skid
Derived forms of skidskiddy, adjective
Word Origin for skid
Other 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