skid









skid


noun

  1. a plank, bar, log, or the like, especially one of a pair, on which something heavy may be slid or rolled along.
  2. one of a number of such logs or timbers forming a skidway.
  3. a low mobile platform on which goods are placed for ease in handling, moving, etc.Compare stillage.
  4. a plank, log, low platform, etc., on or by which a load is supported.
  5. Nautical.
    1. any of a number of parallel beams or timbers fixed in place as a raised support for boats, spars, etc.
    2. any of a number of timbers on which a heavy object is placed to be shoved along on rollers or slid.
    3. an arrangement of planks serving as a runway for cargo.
    4. an arrangement of planks serving as a fender to protect the side of a vessel during transfer of cargo.
    5. sidewise motion of a vessel; leeway.
  6. a shoe or some other choke or drag for preventing the wheel of a vehicle from rotating, as when descending a hill.
  7. a runner on the under part of some airplanes, enabling the aircraft to slide along the ground when landing.
  8. 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.

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