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skid

1. Chiefly US and Canadian one of the logs forming a skidway
2. a support on which heavy objects may be stored and moved short distances by sliding
3. a shoe or drag used to apply pressure to the metal rim of a wheel to act as a brake

Skid

 

the locking of the wheels of a vehicle—for example, a motor vehicle, a streetcar, or railroad rolling stock—while the vehicle is in motion. As a result of such locking, the wheels slide over the bearing surface rather than turn.

A skid occurs when the braking force exceeds the force of adhesion between the wheels and the surface of a road or track, for example, in the presence of glaze ice or after rain. Skidding increases the braking distance and may cause traffic accidents. As a rule, the skidding of the rear wheels of a motor vehicle results in sideslip of the rear axle.

To avoid skids, modern motor vehicles may be equipped with automatic devices that prevent the wheels from locking.

skid

[skid]
(aerospace engineering)
The metal bar or runner used as part of the landing gear of helicopters and planes.
(engineering)
A device attached to a chain and placed under a wheel to prevent its turning when descending a steep hill.
A timber, bar, rail, or log placed under a heavy object when it is being moved over bare ground.
A wood or metal platform support on wheels, legs, or runners used for handling and moving material. Also known as skid platform.
(mechanical engineering)
A brake for a power machine.
(mining engineering)
An arrangement upon which certain coal-cutting machines travel along the working faces.

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i. An uncoordinated turn in which the airplane moves inside the turn because of an insufficient aileron or excessive rudder.
ii. In helicopters, a fixed tubular landing gear, often provided with small auxiliary wheels to provide ground mobility.
iii. A rigid ski-shaped member projecting ahead of the landing gear to prevent them from nosing over.
iv. A support for the tail-wheel on the ground in airplanes of early years.
v. A member mounted at the bottom of the aft end of the fuselage of an aircraft with a tricycle undercarriage. The skid absorbs the shock and prevents damage to the aircraft structure if the skid touches the ground either on the takeoff or the landing.
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If I've scored eight points in a meeting the supporters have praised me and if I've only scored three or four they've said 'don't worry about it Skiddy, keep your head up because you're a good rider.
I found the wickets more skiddy than anything else out there.
He took 38 balls to make 18 in Kochi before falling to Ravi Ashwin's off spin, and in Ranchi he was bowled for a third-ball duck by the skiddy, slow left arm of Ravindra Jadeja.
I don't really like riding around the bend on Lingfield's turf track, especially when it has rained on a firm surface and the turf becomes skiddy.
Even looking at the Twenty20 wicket at Kensington Oval, I think the wicket might be a little bit similar to what we've seen here [at the Three Ws Oval] - a little bit of a skiddy, low-turning wicket," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Watson, as saying.
I feel that with my skiddy type of bowling I'd do quite well out here," said the 29-year-old, who plays for Durham in English county cricket.
The skiddy Shaw promptly delivered the first five balls at the junior partner, at a cost of just one run, then had the frustrated main man caught from a mishit at the last.
Lee Colkin's men made the running on a skiddy Lye Meadow pitch and led in the seventh minute, Greg Smith collecting Allando Davis's cross to crack home.