nonskid
adjective Date: 1904 designed or equipped to prevent skidding

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • nonskid — [nän′skid′] adj. having a surface so constructed as to reduce slipping or skidding: said of a tire, flooring, etc …   English World dictionary

  • nonskid — /non skid /, adj. designed or constructed to prevent or reduce skidding: nonskid tires; nonskid driveways and sidewalks. [1905 10; NON + SKID] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonskid — adjective Having a surface designed to prevent or reduce skidding; not able to skid or be skidded upon. nonskid tires Syn: nonslip …   Wiktionary

  • nonskid — adjective designed to reduce or prevent skidding nonskid tires • Similar to: ↑nonslippery …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonskid — nÉ‘n skɪd / nÉ’n adj. prevents skidding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonskid — non·skid …   English syllables

  • nonskid — non•skid [[t]ˈnɒnˈskɪd[/t]] adj. cvb aum resistant to skidding • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonskid brakes — Refers to the antiskid braking system. This is a feature found in high performance aircraft braking systems, in which aircraft brakes do not lock up, thus tires are not allowed to skid. Wheels equipped with the system have wheel rotational speed… …   Aviation dictionary

  • emery — /em euh ree, em ree/, n. a granular mineral substance consisting typically of corundum mixed with magnetite or hematite, used powdered, crushed, or consolidated for grinding and polishing. [1475 85; < MF emeri, OF esmeril < VL *smericulum, equiv …   Universalium

  • Emery — /em euh ree, em ree/, n. a male or female given name. * * * Granular rock consisting of a mixture of the mineral corundum (aluminum oxide, Al2O3) and iron oxides such as magnetite (Fe3O4) or hematite (Fe2O3). It is a dark, dense substance that… …   Universalium

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