Skid

What is Skid?

Skid definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
a plank, bar, log, or the like, especially one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along.
one of a number of such logs or timbers forming a skidway.

a low mobile platform on which goods are placed for ease in handling, moving, etc.Compare stillage.
a plank, log, low platform, etc., on or by which a load is supported.
Nautical. 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.

a shoe or some other choke or drag for preventing the wheel of a vehicle from rotating, as when descending a hill.
a runner on the under part of some airplanes, enabling the aircraft to slide along the ground when landing.
an unexpected or uncontrollable sliding on a smooth surface by something not rotating, especially an oblique or wavering veering by a vehicle or its tires: The bus went into a skid on the icy road.

verb (used with object), skid

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