skid mark

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skid mark (plural skid marks)

  1. A long black mark left on a road surface from the sliding or skidding tires of a motor vehicle that has lost traction.
  2. Any other mark or stain caused by one surface skidding along another.
    The ladder that slipped left a skid mark across the tile floor.
    The girl had skid marks on the knees of her jeans.
  3. (colloquial, humorous, euphemistic) A visible feces stain left on underpants, trousers, or sometimes the toilet bowl ; the mark of a soiled finger wiped on a surface.
  4. Any burn on the skin caused by scraping the skin against a surface.

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  • “skid mark” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.