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See also ski'd
- Rhymes: -ɪd
skid (plural skids)
- An out-of-control sliding motion as would result from applying the brakes too hard in a car.
- Just before hitting the guardrail the driver was able to regain control and pull out of the skid.
- A runner of a sled.
- In the hours before daylight he sharpened the skids and tightened the lashings to prepare for the long dogsled journey.
- A ski-shaped runner or supporting surface as found on a helicopter or other aircraft in place of wheels.
- Due to frequent arctic travel, the plane was equiped with long skids for snow and ice landings.
- A basic form of a wood or plastic platform for the storage and transport of goods, machinery or equipment, later developed into pallet.
- He unloaded six skids of boxes from the truck.
Derived terms 
out of control sliding motion
ski shaped runner or supporting surface as found on an aircraft
- (intransitive) To slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard.
- They skidded around the corner and accelerated up the street.
- (transitive) To protect or support with a skid or skids.
- (transitive) To cause to move on skids.
- (transitive) To check or halt (wagon wheels, etc.) with a skid.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)
to slide in an uncontrolled manner
- IPA: /skid/, [sɡ̊ið̞ˀ]