Webster 1913 Edition
skīða billet of wood. See
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.
A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.Specifically:
Large fenders hung over a vessel’s side to protect it in handling a cargo.
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 rolling.
One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A curving timber to preserve a ship's side from injury by heavy bodies hoisted or lowered against it; a slider.
2.A chain used for fastening the wheel of a wagon, to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill.