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

  • n. One that skids: a sports car that was a real skidder.
  • n. One that makes use of a skid.
  • n. A heavy, four-wheel tractor used to haul logs, especially over rugged terrain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of skid; one who skids.
  • n. a vehicle for pulling trees out of a forest

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One that skids logs.
  • n. An engine for hauling the cable used in skidding logs.
  • n. The foreman of a construction gang making a skid road.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who skids, or uses a skid.
  • n. A steam-engine, usually operating from a railroad-track, which skids logs by means of a cable.
  • n. The foreman of a crew which constructs skid-roads.

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

  • n. a tractor used to haul logs over rough terrain
  • n. a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
  • n. a worker who uses a skid to move logs


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  • A skidder is a heavy vehicle used in logging operations for pulling cut trees out of the woods.

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  • Meanwhile, the skidder starts lighting his own farts, or else has an accident with his flammable crotchal deodorant and pubic styling products:

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  • I skied on through, just nosy-poking, but no grooming over the skidder ruts.

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  • Hazard also comes from the heavy equipment for bundling logs and moving them out of the woods on greasy skidder trails and along narrow dirt roads.

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  • A bad wet spell can make the roads and skidder trails impassable.

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  • Alter ego: None, but seven Batpods do exist: four flat-out racers, one that does the lowering trick, a tracking vehicle for close-ups, and the super-skidder from the movie's trailer.

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  • Let alone when I think about how one might crawl across me while I'm sleeping in the special way that only spiders can when they are hunting only to skidder off as fast as possible when I go to scratch that strange itch. *shudder*

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  • Follow the skidder road in the direction indicated by the leg.

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  • Logging skidder trails tell you the way out of the woods.

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  • Damn! When you need to grease the skids you can't find the skidder.

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  • A woods workhorse with gigantic rubber tires and a chain winch used to haul logs from woods to landing.

    December 5, 2007