AskDefine | Define skid

Dictionary Definition

ski n : narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used for gliding over snow [syn: skis] v : move along on skis; "We love to ski the Rockies" [also: ski'd]skid

Noun

1 one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
2 a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation [syn: brake shoe, shoe]
3 an unexpected slide [syn: slip, sideslip]

Verb

1 slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the wet road"
2 elevate onto skids
3 apply a brake or skid to
4 move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn: slip, slue, slew, slide] [also: skidding, skidded]ski'd See ski

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An out of control sliding motion as would result from applying the brakes too hard in a car.
  2. A ski shaped runner or supporting surface as found on a helicopter or other aircraft in place of wheels.

Translations

An out of control sliding motion
A ski shaped runner or supporting surface as found on a helicopter or other aircraft

Verb

  1. To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard.

Translations

To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Skid may refer to:
  • Skid, a pallet, a wood or plastic platform for holding machinery or equipment
  • Skid (aerodynamic), an outward side-slip in an aircraft turn
  • Skid steering, a method of steering by braking tracks or wheels on one side of a vehicle, such as:
  • Skid mark, a mark left where two surfaces rub against each other, especially a locked vehicle wheel on the road
  • Skid, a sled runner
  • Skid road, a log path for removal of logs from a hilly forest
  • Skid row, a neighborhood with a large number of vagrant people
  • Skid, a type of fairground ride
  • Skid (gang), a gang of disenfranchised, delinquent youth
  • Skidder, a vehicle used in a logging operation for pulling cut trees out of a forest in a process called "skidding"
skid in Polish: Płoza
skid in Russian: Юз

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

avalanche, bank, coast, crab, dip, drop, edge, fall, feather, fishtail, flit, flow, fly, glide, glissade, glissando, go crabwise, go sideways, ice-skate, landslide, landslip, lateral, lateralize, loop, make leeway, nose-dive, plow, plunge, porpoise, pull out, pull up, push down, roll, roller-skate, sail, sheer, sideslip, sidestep, sidle, skate, skateboard, skew, ski, skim, sled, sleigh, slidder, slide, slide down, slip, slippage, slither, slue, slur, snowslide, snowslip, spin, spiral, stunt, subsidence, sweep, toboggan, tumble, undulate, veer, yaw
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