Skidpan
Skidpan \Skid"pan`\, n. See {Skid}, n., 1. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • skidpan — /ˈskɪdpæn/ (say skidpan) noun a place where motorists or the like may learn and practise the control of skidding vehicles on a prepared slippery surface. {skid + pan1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • skidpan — (N. Amer. skidpad) noun a slippery road surface prepared for drivers to practise control of skidding …   English new terms dictionary

  • skidpan — noun (C) BrE a special slippery surface where drivers can practise controlling skidding cars …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • skidpan — [1] British term for skidpad …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • skidpan — noun a paved surface on which cars can be made to skid so that drivers can practice controlling them • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the skids — Skid Skid (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the skids — Skid Skid (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • side slip — Skid Skid (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skeed — Skid Skid (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skid — (sk[i^]d), n. [Icel. sk[=i][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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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