- (of a vehicle) slide, typically sideways or obliquely, on slippery ground or as a result of stopping or turning too quickly；slip; slide
- an act of skidding or sliding；a runner attached to the underside of an aircraft for use when landing on snow or grass.
verb: skid, 3rd person present: skids, gerund or present participle: skidding, past tense: skidded, past participle: skidded
noun: skid, plural noun: skids
- 1. (of a vehicle) slide, typically sideways or obliquely, on slippery ground or as a result of stopping or turning too quickly the taxicab skidded to a halt
- ▪ slip; slide Barbara's foot skidded and she fell to the floor
- ▪ cause to skid he skidded his car
- ▪ North American move a heavy object on skids they skidded the logs down the hill to the waterfront
- 2. fasten a skid to (a wheel) as a brake.
- 1. an act of skidding or sliding the Volvo went into a skid
- 2. a runner attached to the underside of an aircraft for use when landing on snow or grass.
- ▪ North American each of a set of wooden rollers used for moving a log or other heavy object.
- 3. a braking device consisting of a wooden or metal shoe preventing a wheel from revolving.
- 4. a beam or plank used to support a ship under construction or repair.
- 5. Canadian informal a young person favoring long hair and dark, unkempt clothing and tending to behave rebelliously there are two guys in the band that are total skids and they only listen to metal