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Definition of Skid


  1. A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.
  2. Act of skidding; -- called also side slip.
  3. To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward.
  4. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on the road; to side-slip; -- said esp. of a cycle or automobile.
  5. To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.
  6. A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the same purpose.
  7. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
  8. Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it in handling a cargo.
  9. One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything is moved by sliding or rolling.
  10. One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
  11. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
  12. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.

Skid Translations

skid in Danish is glide ud
skid in Dutch is uitglijden, slippen
skid in German is Hemmschuh, rutschen, Talfahrt, schleudern
skid in Italian is discesa a valle, avventare
skid in Portuguese is patim
skid in Spanish is arrojar
skid in Swedish is slira, bromsa