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Meaning of SKID

Pronunciation:  skid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an unexpected slide
  2. [n]  one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  3. [v]  move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk"
  4. [v]  slide without control, as of a car that does not grip the road
  5. [v]  apply a brake or skid to
  6. [v]  elevate onto skids

SKID is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sideslip, slew, slide, slip, slip, slue
 See Also: blunder, board, brake, bring up, chute, elevate, get up, glide, glide, lift, plank, raise, side-slip, skid, slide, slide, slideway, slip up, sloping trough, stumble, submarine, trip up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Skid\, n.
    1. (A["e]ronautics) A runner (one or two) under some flying
       machines, used for landing.
    2. [From the v.] Act of skidding; -- called also {side slip}.
  2. \Skid\, v. i.
    1. To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from
       turning while the vehicle moves onward.
    2. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on
       the road; to side-slip; -- said esp. of a cycle or
  3. \Skid\, v. t. (Forestry)
    To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.
  4. \Skid\ (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][eth] a billet of wood.
    See {Shide}.] [Written also {skeed}.]
    1. 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.
    2. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive
       pressure. Specifically:
       (a) pl. (Naut.) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to
           protect it in handling a cargo. --Totten.
       (b) 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
       (c) One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for
           supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
  5. \Skid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Skidded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause
       to move on skids.
    2. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels. --Dickens.