Definition of skid road in English:

skid road


North American
  • 1A road formed of skids along which logs were hauled.

    • ‘Use mulch, gravel, and/or rock if needed to help stabilize fills where roads and skid roads cross streams.’
    • ‘A water-bar looks like a two - to three-foot high, diagonal speed bump built of dirt on a skid road.’
    • ‘Ginger and I spent a day clearing some 500 feet of the old skid roads over the Memorial Day weekend.’
    • ‘Damaged trees along skid roads further detract from the visual appearance of the forest.’
    • ‘Arrows indicate the path of the Caterpillar as it tumbled off the skid road into the ravine.’
    • ‘A turn-out directs the water off the side of the skid road, whereas a sloping turn up sheds water at its base.’
    • ‘Hauling 4 or 5 logs at a time over greased skid roads, the oxen muscled the timber down to the beach.’
    • ‘The impetus for minimizing the length of the skid roads was considerable.’
    • ‘Congregating stems beside centralized skid roads minimizes disturbance to the ground and it minimizes the need for numerous skid roads.’
    • ‘The trails are old skid roads winding through young trees and offer views of the surrounding area.’
    • ‘Spur roads and skid roads may have to be reclaimed or rehabilitated if access constraints are required.’
    • ‘After moving the logs along skid roads to tide water, small teams of horses where used to form log booms.’
    1. 1.1historical A part of a town frequented by loggers.
  • 2

    another term for skid row
    • ‘Yet only about 3 percent of alcoholics are on skid road.’
    • ‘Although Latinos control the cocaine trade in the Downtown Eastside, officers have been vilified by advocacy groups for shaking down suspects on skid road.’