Skidder
Skidder Skid"der, n. One that skids; one that uses a skid; specif.: (Logging) (a) One that skids logs. (b) An engine for hauling the cable used in skidding logs. (c) The foreman of a construction gang making a skid road. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Skidder — A skidder is any type of heavy vehicle used in a logging operation for pulling cut trees out of a forest in a process called skidding , in which the logs are transported from the cutting site to a landing. Here they are loaded onto trucks (or in… …   Wikipedia

  • skidder — /ˈskɪdə/ (say skiduh) noun 1. someone or something that skids. 2. Also, logging skidder. Timber Industry an articulated vehicle with a dozer blade at one end and a winch attachment at the other, used for raising and hauling logs …   Australian English dictionary

  • skidder — noun Date: 1870 1. one that skids or uses a skid 2. a tractor used especially for hauling logs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skidder — /skid euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that skids. 2. Mach. a type of four wheel tractor equipped with a grapple, used to haul logs or timber, esp. over rough terrain. 3. Slang. a. a person who is moving toward or has reached a less desirable… …   Universalium

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  • skidder — One who skids; derogatory term for loser, often used like scumbag, lowlife. That welfare mother is skidding …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skidder — One who skids; derogatory term for loser, often used like scumbag, lowlife. That welfare mother is skidding …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skidder — skid·der …   English syllables

  • skidder — skid•der [[t]ˈskɪd ər[/t]] n. 1) cvb a person or thing that skids or employs a skid 2) mac a type of four wheel tractor equipped with a grapple, used to haul logs or timber, esp. over rough terrain • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • skidder — noun 1. a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction • Syn: ↑slider, ↑slipper • Derivationally related forms: ↑skid • Hypernyms: ↑person, ↑individual, ↑someone, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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