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 for Skid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skid \Skid\ (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[imac][eth] a billet of wood.
     See Shide.] [Written also skeed.]
     1. 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; also, by
        extension, a hook attached to a chain, and used for the
        same purpose.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive
        pressure. Specifically:
        (a) pl. (Naut.) Large fenders hung over a vessel's side to
            protect it in handling a cargo. --Totten.
        (b) One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so
            as to form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a
            door, along which anything is moved by sliding or
        (c) One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for
            supporting anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
            [1913 Webster]
     3. (Aeronautics) A runner (one or two) under some flying
        machines, used for landing.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. A low movable platform for supporting heavy items to be
        transported, typically of two layers, and having a space
        between the layers into which the fork of a fork lift can
        be inserted; it is used to conveniently transport heavy
        objects by means of a fork lift; -- a skid without wheels
        is the same as a pallet.
     5. pl. Declining fortunes; a movement toward defeat or
        downfall; -- used mostly in the phrase
     on the skids and
     hit the skids.
     6. [From the v.] Act of skidding; -- called also side slip.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skid \Skid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Skidded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause
        to move on skids.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To check with a skid, as wagon wheels. --Dickens.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Forestry) To haul (logs) to a skid and load on a skidway.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Skid \Skid\, v. i.
     1. To slide without rotating; -- said of a wheel held from
        turning while the vehicle moves onward.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. To fail to grip the roadway; specif., to slip sideways on
        the road; to side-slip; -- said esp. of a cycle or
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or
           sliding objects
      2: a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved
         hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's
         rotation [syn: brake shoe, shoe, skid]
      3: an unexpected slide [syn: skid, slip, sideslip]
      v 1: slide without control; "the car skidded in the curve on the
           wet road"
      2: elevate onto skids
      3: apply a brake or skid to
      4: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled
         manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn:
         skid, slip, slue, slew, slide]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "skid":
     avalanche, bank, coast, crab, dip, drop, edge, fall, feather,
     fishtail, flit, flow, fly, glide, glissade, glissando, go crabwise,
     go sideways, ice-skate, landslide, landslip, lateral, lateralize,
     loop, make leeway, nose-dive, plow, plunge, porpoise, pull out,
     pull up, push down, roll, roller-skate, sail, sheer, sideslip,
     sidestep, sidle, skate, skateboard, skew, ski, skim, sled, sleigh,
     slidder, slide, slide down, slip, slippage, slither, slue, slur,
     snowslide, snowslip, spin, spiral, stunt, subsidence, sweep,
     toboggan, tumble, undulate, veer, yaw

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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