American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Liable to skid or cause skidding: a light, skiddy car; skiddy roads.
- adj. Likely to skid.
“It is 12 years ago, but Dean Headley won England the Test there with just the kind of skiddy reverse-swing now offered by Shahzad.”
“He's the kind of skiddy bowler who sometimes you can score off but obviously he bowls wicket-taking balls.”
“Rivaling South Africa for the title of best seam-bowling attack, the home team is led by the skiddy James Anderson , who has the rare skill of being able to move the ball in either direction at will, and backed by impressive newcomer Chris Tremlett , whose steepling bounce endangers both batsmen's wickets and their fingers.”
“Graveney, a man who knows a little about picking international cricketers after his 11 years as chairman of the selectors, witnessed what he calls "an extraordinary performance with both bat and ball" against Hampshire at the start of the month, in which Stokes scored a boisterous 135 not out and took six wickets with his skiddy medium pace.”
“Another who will travel to India, Shahzad, known for his skiddy pace and reverse swing, already has more than a few tricks.”
“A handful of traditionalists believe that something of the "magic of Wimbledon" was lost when the roof arrived, but, away from the aesthetic argument, there is growing evidence that suggests the unique challenges posed by the skiddy speed of grass-court tennis are much more manageable when the roof is on.”
“Otherwise they were far superior, sticking to a creative game on a skiddy surface even when outnumbered.”
“I also got a new 5.8 last week, which I repeated yesterday, and this time I managed to figure out a repeatable way to do it rather than clinging to a slopy crimper with my aching fingertips and scrabbling up to the next hold on tiny skiddy footholds before I popped off.”
“Rubel Hossain, skiddy in the style of Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga, was as hostile as any of the Englishmen.”
“Shahzad is strong and delivers a heavy, skiddy ball.”
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