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Skid  n.  (Written also skeed)  
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:
pl. (Naut.) 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.
(Aeronautics) A runner (one or two) under some flying machines, used for landing.
A low movable platform for supporting heavy items to be transported, typically of two layers, and having a space between the layers into which the fork of a fork lift can be inserted; it is used to conveniently transport heavy objects by means of a fork lift; a skid without wheels is the same as a pallet.
pl. Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or downfall; used mostly in the phrase on the skids and hit the skids.
Act of skidding; called also side slip.

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Words linked to "Skid" :   side-slip, skid lid, raise, slew, sideslip, slideway, bring up, skid row, sloping trough, submarine, slip, coast, brake shoe, chute, drum brake, constraint, glide, slue, shoe, plank, skid road, board, skidder, elevate, restraint, get up, brake, lift

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