Skid road
Skid road Skid road (Logging) (a) A road along which logs are dragged to the skidway or landing; -- called also {travois road} or {travoy road}. (b) A road having partly sunken transverse logs (called skids) at intervals of about five feet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • skid road — ☆ skid road n. 1. in lumbering, a trail along which newly cut logs are skidded 2. a) West a section of town where loggers gathered in taverns, inns, etc. b) SKID ROW * * * …   Universalium

  • skid road — ☆ skid road n. 1. in lumbering, a trail along which newly cut logs are skidded 2. a) West a section of town where loggers gathered in taverns, inns, etc. b) SKID ROW …   English World dictionary

  • skid road — noun 1. the district of a town frequented by loggers • Hypernyms: ↑quarter 2. a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled • Hypernyms: ↑road, ↑route * * * noun 1. : a road along which logs are dragged to a skidway or lan …   Useful english dictionary

  • skid road — noun Date: 1880 1. a road along which logs are skidded 2. a. West the part of a town frequented by loggers b. skid row …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skid road — noun N. Amer. 1》 a road formed of skids along which logs are hauled. 2》 historical a part of a town frequented by loggers. 3》 another term for skid row …   English new terms dictionary

  • skid road — noun a) A rough cleared right of way with logs embedded cross wise on which logs being harvested would slide or be dragged or skidded. b) Streets with facilities suitable for the recreational needs of lumberjacks. Syn: skidway …   Wiktionary

  • Skid — may refer to: * Skid, a pallet, a wood or plastic platform for holding machinery or equipment * Skid (aerodynamic), an outward side slip in an aircraft turn * Skid steering, a method of steering by braking tracks or wheels on one side of a… …   Wikipedia

  • skid row — skid′ row′ [[t]roʊ[/t]] n. an area of cheap barrooms and run down hotels, frequented by alcoholics and vagrants. Also called Skid′ Road′ • Etymology: 1930–35, amer.; earlier skid road …   From formal English to slang

  • skid row — 1931, from skid road track of skids along which logs are rolled (1851), from SKID (Cf. skid) (n.). The sense was extended to part of town inhabited by loggers (1906), then, by hobos, to disreputable district (1915) …   Etymology dictionary

  • skid row — ► NOUN informal, chiefly N. Amer. ▪ a run down part of a town frequented by vagrants and alcoholics. ORIGIN alteration of SKID ROAD(Cf. ↑S) …   English terms dictionary

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