Dictionary.com

skidway

[ skid-wey ]
/ ˈskɪdˌweɪ /
Save This Word!

noun

a road or path formed of logs, planks, etc., for sliding objects.
a platform, usually inclined, for piling logs to be sawed or to be loaded onto a vehicle.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON PARENTHESES AND BRACKETS APLENTY!

Set some time apart to test your bracket symbol knowledge, and see if you can keep your parentheses, squares, curlies, and angles all straight!
Question 1 of 7
Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?

Origin of skidway

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; skid + way1

Words nearby skidway

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for skidway

British Dictionary definitions for skidway

skidway
/ (ˈskɪdˌweɪ) /

noun mainly US and Canadian

a platform on which logs ready for sawing are piled
a track made of logs for rolling objects along
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Book Your Online Tutor Now