skid road


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skid road

n.
1. A track made of logs laid transversely about five feet apart that is used to haul logs to a loading platform or a mill.
2. Slang Skid row.

skid road

(in the US and Canada) n
1. (Forestry) a track made of a set of logs laid transversely on which freshly cut timber can be hauled
2. (Forestry) (in the West) the part of a town frequented by loggers
3. another term for skid row
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skid road - the district of a town frequented by loggers
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
2.skid road - a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
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Compaction of soil with the impact of skidding has caused increase in bulk density rates on the skid road (Demir et al.
However, there was a highly significant difference in the adjusted height means between trees from skid road and those in the other two categories.
As the city grew, the neighborhood became more well known as "Skid Row," a term likely coined in Pioneer Square as a mispronunciation of Skid Road, which was the informal name given to one of the primary streets in the neighborhood that was used to skid logs from the hills down to the mills.
The buck left the skid road and topped a small rise into the hardwoods, providing valuable knowledge of his undisturbed pattern.
The structure sits on a ridge just off a logging skid road in the middle of the Bauman Family Tree Farm, a commercial tree-growing operation whose resident owners, Tom Bauman and his wife, Lindsay Reaves, use the farm for educational programs put on by the nonprofit organization Forests Today and Forever.
Trees are cut and hauled to the skid road and then taken to the landing, where the trees are separated and processed.
We drove around the hill, and I crept along a skid road that cut through the clearing.
If considering the costs of skid road construction and BMP implementation, on average, the unit cost of helicopter extraction was 2.
Wanting to get some distance between the girls and us, we jogged for half a mile on an old skid road.
Then: logger with a bucket of lard or axle grease who would slop it on a primitive skid road as teams of oxen pulled logs downhill.
That is because Seattle gave the world the graphic term Skid Row, adapted from Skid Road descendants.
The CDF ordered a temporary halt to the 3-day-old salvage operation after Pacific Lumber loggers knocked down a 10-inch-wide hemlock while dragging a fallen tree out to a skid road.