Definition Of skids


(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

a beam or plank used to support a ship under construction or repair.

Contrast that with a gas turbine, which is shipped on a skid and essentially needs only to be hooked up.

a braking device consisting of a wooden or metal shoe preventing a wheel from revolving.

a runner attached to the underside of an aircraft for use when landing on snow or grass.

A metre below the skids of the aircraft was the ledge onto which we were to leap, and below that was a sheer 100-metre drop into what from the air looked like an otherwise inaccessible canyon.

an act of skidding or sliding.

the Volvo went into a skid

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