Skid vs Skied - What's the difference?

skid | skied |


As verbs the difference between skid and skied

is that skid is to slide in an uncontrolled manner as in a car with the brakes applied too hard while skied is (ski) or skied can be (sky).

As a noun skid

is an out-of-control sliding motion as would result from applying the brakes too hard in a car.

skid

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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 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.
  • (by extension) A hook attached to a chain, used for the same purpose.
  • A piece of timber or other material used as a support, or to receive pressure.
  • # 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 equipped with long skids for snow and ice landings.
  • # A basic platform for the storage and transport of goods, machinery or equipment, later developed into the pallet.
  • He unloaded six skids of boxes from the truck.
  • # (nautical, in the plural) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to protect it when handling cargo.
  • (Totten)
  • # One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting anything, such as a boat or barrel.
  • Derived terms

    * on the skids * skid mark

    Verb

  • 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.
  • To protect or support with a skid or skids.
  • To cause to move on skids.
  • To check or halt (wagon wheels, etc.) with a skid.
  • (Charles Dickens)

    Anagrams

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    skied

    English

    Etymology 1

    See ski.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (ski)
  • Etymology 2

    See sky.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (sky)