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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun skid:

skidslipshoe

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb skid:

slewskidslideslip
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Definition of the noun skid

What does skid mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: skids

  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of skid: brake shoe / shoe
    • more generic words: constraint / restraint = a device that retards something's motion
    • part of: drum brake = hydraulic brake in which friction is applied to the inside of a spinning drum by the brake shoe
    • part: brake lining = the lining on the brake shoes that comes in contact with the brake drum
  3. an unexpected slide
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of skid: sideslip / slip
    • more generic words: coast / glide / slide = the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it

Alternative definition of the noun skid

noun

  1. An out of control sliding motion as would result from applying the brakes too hard in a car.
  2. A runner of a sled.
  3. A ski shaped runner or supporting surface as found on a helicopter or other aircraft in place of wheels.
  4. A basic form of a wood or plastic platform for the storage and transport of goods, machinery or equipment, later developed into pallet.

Definition of the verb skid

What does skid mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: skidded, skidding

  1. slide without control
    • example: These cars won't skid
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: slew / slide / slip / slue = move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  2. elevate onto skids
  3. apply a brake or skid to
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: brake = cause to stop by applying the brakes
  4. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of skid: slew / slide / slip / slue
    • more generic word: glide = move smoothly and effortlessly
    • more specific words:
      • submarine = move forward or under in a sliding motion
      • side-slip = slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis

Alternative definition of the verb skid

verb

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

Person

Who is Skid?

Skid a.k.a. Shaun Kenny-Dowall is a professional rugby league footballer for the Sydney Roosters of the National Rugby League. A New Zealand national representative centre, he has played his entire NRL career to date with the Roosters, winning the 2013 Premiership with them. Kenny-Dowall also played in New Zealand's 2010 Four Nations-winning side as well as the 2014 Four Nations-winning side.

Characters

  1. Skid is a fictional character from Blood Shot.
  2. Skid is a fictional character from the 1942 film Neath Brookyln Bridge.
  3. Skid is a fictional character from the 1989 film Hard Days, Hard Nights.
  4. Skid is a fictional character from the 2012 film Being Flynn.

There are other characters with in their name, like Skid mark.

Writings

"Skid" is a book by Florence Hayes.

Music

"Skid" is a 1970 album by Skid Row featuring guitar ace Gary Moore.

Miscellanea

  1. Skid: In a straight flight, the tail of the airplane aligns the fuselage into the relative wind. However, in the beginning of a turn, when the ailerons are being applied in order to bank the airplane, the ailerons also cause an adverse yaw of the airplane. For example, if the airplane is rolling clockwise, the airplane yaws to the left. It assumes a crab-like attitude relative to the wind. This is called a slip. The air is flowing crosswise over the fuselage. In order to correct this adverse slip, the pilot must apply rudder. If the pilot applies too much rudder, the airplane will then slip to the other side. This is called a skid.
  2. Skid: An automobile skid is an automobile handling condition where one or more tires are slipping relative to the road, and the overall handling of the vehicle has been affected.

Phrases with Skid

Phrases starting with the word Skid:

  1. skid lid
  2. skid row
  3. Skid Flip
  4. Skid mark
  5. skid road

Phrases ending with the word Skid:

  1. Non-Skid
  2. landing skid

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Skid

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Google previewPeter Priggins, the College Scout (1841)

by Joseph Hewlett

A skid is a sort of iron shoe attached to a chain, and placed under the hind- wheel of a carriage to retard its progress when...

Google previewManaging the Global Supply Chain (Collection) (2013)

by Chad W. Autry, Thomas J. Goldsby, John E. Bell, Arthur V. Hill

A skid is a pallet that does not ...

Google previewMind, Matter, and Method (1966)

by Paul Feyerabend, Grover Maxwell

For our purposes, the significant feature of the above analysis of a "possible" or " conditional" skid is the implied reference to general principles (laws of nature) about what circumstances are consistent with the performance of what actions and ...

Google previewRobot Motion and Control 2007 (2007)

by Krzysztof R. Kozlowski

Introduction Skid is a common phenomenon in real vehicles. Sometimes this effect is negligibly small and in a consequence can be omitted in a vehicle model preserving practically acceptable control performance. In a case of ...

Google previewSupply Chain Security (2013)

A Comprehensive Approach by Arthur G. Arway

A skid is a device that supports material when a forklift is applied for move— ment from one position to another. They are usually about 1.2 meters square and generally made of wood or plastic. A pallet can support or hold a larger amount of ...

Google previewMotor Truck (1919)

The National Authority of Power Haulage

The skid is a section of plank with one end tapered so it may be forced into sand or mud, and is strengthened by a band of heavy metal. At the other end of the plank, retained by two stout clamps, is an iron bar, the ends of which are turned at ...

Google previewAutomobile Dealer and Repairer (1914)

A Practical Journal Exclusively for These Interests by A. A. Hill, M. T. Richardson

But a front-wheel skid is an event in which prevention is very much to be preferred to cure, especially in the case of the novice. Even when one feels safe, danger is sometimes lurking. Generally sneaking, so long as the motorist has metallic ...

Google previewAutomobile Journal (1918)

The skid is a section of plank with one end tapered so it may be forced into mud or sand, that is strengthened by a binding band of heavy metal. At the other end of the plank, retained by two stout clamps, is an iron bar, the ends of which are ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

*skid, take the. To walk away; make off; escape: 1935, Hargan; extant. Cf. skids under . . ., q.v. *skid row ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Street Crime in America (2013)

by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Skid Row Skid row is an expression that refers to a rundown part of town or to a slum, or, metaphorically, to a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Human Geography (2011)

by Derek Gregory, Ron Johnston, Geraldine Pratt, Michael Watts, Sarah Whatmore

Essentially a North American term, 'skid row' traditionally referred to areas characterized by concentrations of rooming houses and accommodation for single men working in the timber industry: over time, the term has become a more general ...

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Quotes about Skid

One of my friends is Snake from Skid Row. (Steve Brown)
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Scrabble value of S1K5I1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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