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
Similar word(s): shoe
3. an unexpected slide
Sentences with skid as a noun:
- Just before hitting the guardrail the driver was able to regain control and pull out of the skid.
- In the hours before daylight he sharpened the skids and tightened the lashings to prepare for the long dogsled journey.
- Due to frequent arctic travel, the plane was equipped with long skids for snow and ice landings.
- He unloaded six skids of boxes from the truck.
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
Sentences with skid as a verb:
- They skidded around the corner and accelerated up the street.