(noun, verb)


1. one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects

Definition categories: man–made, board, plank

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

Definition categories: man–made, constraint, restraint

3. an unexpected slide

Similar word(s): sideslip, slip

Definition categories: act, coast, glide, 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

Definition categories: motion, skid, slew, slide, slip, slue

2. elevate onto skids

Definition categories: motion, elevate, lift, raise

3. apply a brake or skid to

Definition categories: motion, brake

4. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

- the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

Similar word(s): slew, slide, slip, slue

Definition categories: motion, glide

Sentences with skid as a verb:

- They skidded around the corner and accelerated up the street.