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      vb   , skids, skidding, skidded  
1    to cause (a vehicle) to slide sideways or (of a vehicle) to slide sideways while in motion, esp. out of control  
2    intr   to slide without revolving, as the wheel of a moving vehicle after sudden braking  
3    tr     (U.S. and Canadian)   to put or haul on a skid, esp. along a special track  
4    to cause (an aircraft) to slide sideways away from the centre of a turn when insufficiently banked or (of an aircraft) to slide in this manner  
5    an instance of sliding, esp. sideways  
6      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   one of the logs forming a skidway  
7    a support on which heavy objects may be stored and moved short distances by sliding  
8    a shoe or drag used to apply pressure to the metal rim of a wheel to act as a brake  
9    on the skids   in decline or about to fail  
     (C17: perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare ski)  
  skiddy      adj  

skid road  
      n     (in the U.S. and Canada)  
1    a track made of a set of logs laid transversely on which freshly cut timber can be hauled  
a    (in the West) the part of a town frequented by loggers  
b       another term for       skid row  
skid row   , skid road  
Slang     (chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a dilapidated section of a city inhabited by vagrants, etc.  
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