Translation of skid in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /skɪd/


  • 2 (for moving goods) rastra (feminine) to be on the skids [colloquial/familiar] ir* cuesta abajo to hit the skids empezar* a ir cuesta abajo to put the skids under sb hacerle* or (Spain/España) ponerle* la zancadilla a algn, (a)serrucharle el piso a algn (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) that put the skids under our proposals eso dio al traste con nuestras propuestas
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    • Unmarked crates, heavy machinery, and piles upon piles of empty skids filled the most of it.
    • He constructed very long, rough wooden skids which he assembled into semi-geometric structures.
    • The lumber coming off the saw is bundled and tagged and stacked on a skid.
  • 3 (support) (American English/inglés norteamericano) larguero (masculine)
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    • Contrast that with a gas turbine, which is shipped on a skid and essentially needs only to be hooked up.
    • It had a shorter hinged shoulder support plate and a skid type bipod.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-dd-)

  • [car/plane/wheels] patinar, derrapar; [person] resbalarse; [object] deslizarse* the car skidded on the ice el coche patinó or derrapó en el hielo we skidded off the road/into a tree patinamos or derrapamos y nos salimos de la carretera/y chocamos contra un árbol the vehicle skidded to a halt el vehículo se detuvo tras dar un patinazo I skidded across the kitchen floor (me) resbalé y me fui de un lado al otro de la cocina

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.