from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Designed to prevent or inhibit skidding: nonskid tires.

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  • adj. Having a surface designed to prevent or reduce skidding; not able to skid or be skidded upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. designed to reduce or prevent skidding


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  • It has a waterproof bottom that is made of a nonskid rubber.

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  • Some measures they take to avoid it include putting special mats on the floors near beds in case residents fall and giving residents slipper socks with nonskid soles.

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  • Harry clicked on the light, revealing a small, clean space with a plastic shower curtain decorated with fish and nonskid turquoise flower decals strewn across the base of the shower.

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  • The Philippine army helicopter landed on the massive nonskid deck of the USS Belleau Wood well forward of the looming superstructure.

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  • This package includes an all-welded boat with nonskid vinyl floors [1].

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  • Any area rug or throw rug should have a nonskid backing or, better yet, be secured with double-faced tape, so no edges stick up.

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  • They have stools you can buy in surgical supply outlets that you place in your shower so you can sit and do the far-flung parts of your body without falling and breaking a hip, which he saw one day on the hip replacement channel, with molded seats and nonskid legs.


  • Now, there are also nonskid starting blocks, similar to those you see in track and field.

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  • Check the base for rubber tips or other nonskid surfacing that might prevent it from "walking" with your baby's motions.

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  • Even the sturdiest seat with a nonskid bottom should never be placed on a smooth, elevated surface, or a soft (water bed) or vibrating surface (top of a washing machine).

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