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skidway

[skid-wey]
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noun
  1. a road or path formed of logs, planks, etc., for sliding objects.
  2. a platform, usually inclined, for piling logs to be sawed or to be loaded onto a vehicle.
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Origin of skidway

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; skid + way1
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Examples from the Web for skidway

Historical Examples

  • By the skidway in the Puget Sound region is meant a corduroy road.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • Only the Beaver has no cant-hook to help him, and no skidway, either.

    Forest Neighbors

    William Davenport Hulbert

  • Sheridan mouthed his cigar, and the two turned into a skidway.

    The Promise

    James B. Hendryx

  • Practically the only 80 wood in the construction was that employed in the skidway.

  • At the second skidway one of the sawyers slapped a stick of timber.

    The Boss of Wind River

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)


British Dictionary definitions for skidway

skidway

noun mainly US and Canadian
  1. a platform on which logs ready for sawing are piled
  2. a track made of logs for rolling objects along
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