Definition of skid road in English:

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skid road

Pronunciation: /ˈskid ˌrōd/


North American
1A road along which logs are hauled.
Example sentences
  • The impetus for minimizing the length of the skid roads was considerable.
  • Ginger and I spent a day clearing some 500 feet of the old skid roads over the Memorial Day weekend.
  • The trails are old skid roads winding through young trees and offer views of the surrounding area.
1.1 historical A part of a town frequented by loggers.
1.2 another term for skid row.
Example sentences
  • Although Latinos control the cocaine trade in the Downtown Eastside, officers have been vilified by advocacy groups for shaking down suspects on skid road.
  • Yet only about 3 percent of alcoholics are on skid road.

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