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skid

noun (n)

  • one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: brake shoe, shoe
    source: wordnet30
  • an unexpected slide (noun.act)
    Synonym: sideslip, slip
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • slide without control (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The car skidded in the curve on the wet road.
    source: wordnet30
  • elevate onto skids (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • apply a brake or skid to (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner (verb.motion)
    Synonym: slew, slide, slip, slue
    Example:
    The wheels skidded against the sidewalk.
    source: wordnet30
  • To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from turning while the vehicle moves onward. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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