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Webster 1913 Edition


Skid

Skid

(skĭd)
,
Noun.
[Icel.
skīð
a billet of wood. See
Shide
.]
[Written also
skeed
.]
1.
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.
2.
A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
Specifically:
(a)
pl.
(Naut.)
Large fenders hung over a vessel’s side to protect it in handling a cargo.
Totten.
(b)
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.
(c)
One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.

Skid

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Skidded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Skidding
.]
1.
To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause to move on skids.
2.
To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
Dickens.

Webster 1828 Edition


Skid

SKID

,
Noun.
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.

Definition 2022


skid

skid

See also: ski'd

English

Noun

skid (plural skids)

  1. An out-of-control sliding motion as would result from applying the brakes too hard in a car.
    Just before hitting the guardrail the driver was able to regain control and pull out of the skid.
  2. 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.
  3. (by extension) A hook attached to a chain, used for the same purpose.
  4. A piece of timber or other material used as a support, or to receive pressure.
    1. A runner of a sled.
      In the hours before daylight he sharpened the skids and tightened the lashings to prepare for the long dogsled journey.
    2. A ski-shaped runner or supporting surface as found on a helicopter or other aircraft in place of wheels.
      Due to frequent arctic travel, the plane was equipped with long skids for snow and ice landings.
    3. A basic platform for the storage and transport of goods, machinery or equipment, later developed into the pallet.
      He unloaded six skids of boxes from the truck.
    4. (nautical, in the plural) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it when handling cargo.
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
    5. One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, such as a boat or barrel.

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Verb

skid (third-person singular simple present skids, present participle skidding, simple past and past participle skidded)

  1. (intransitive) To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard.
    They skidded around the corner and accelerated up the street.
  2. (transitive) To protect or support with a skid or skids.
  3. (transitive) To cause to move on skids.
  4. (transitive) To check or halt (wagon wheels, etc.) with a skid.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)

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Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse skítr, from Proto-Germanic *skītaz. Compare Swedish and Norwegian skit, Icelandic skítur, Dutch schijt, English ****.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skid/, [sɡ̊ið̞ˀ]

Noun

skid c (definite skiden, plural skide or skider)

  1. (vulgar) **** (little bit, iota)
    Denne mand hjælper ikke en skid.
    "That man isn't helping a bit"

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Synonyms

skid” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog