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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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Apart from compaction, one of the major deficiencies also caused by the skid roads is loss of organic matter from the forest floor and aboveground level (Demir et al.
The researcher studied the effects of Skid Roads on Diameter, Height, and Volume Growth in Douglas-fir and results showed that total tree volumes per hectare for skid roads, transition zones, and undisturbed areas were 34.
Skid roads branch out from the landing, and skid trails branch off from those skid roads.
In addition to all of the cutting, the beavers had constructed three large skid roads from their logging area across our lot to the lake.
However, the loggers left an unexpected surprise--flat skid roads bladed down to bare soil.
In Linn County, RMEF money will be used to thin vegetation on 400 acres and seed six miles of abandoned skid roads to improve forage for elk, thin 100 acres of lodgepole pine, transplant aspen and construct exclosure fencing to restore habitat, all within the Willamette National Forest.