from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In lumbering: Two skids laid parallel at right angles to a road, generally raised above the ground at the end nearest the road. Logs are usually piled upon a skid way as they are brought from the stump for loading upon sleds, wagons, or cars.
- n. A prepared path down which logs, etc., can slide as down a skid. See skid, n., 2.
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