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a. One that skids: a sports car that was a real skidder.
b. One that makes use of a skid.
2. A heavy, four-wheel tractor used to haul logs, especially over rugged terrain.


1. (Forestry) a vehicle used for skidding logs
2. (Forestry) a lumberman who skids logs


(ˈskɪd ər)

1. a person or thing that skids or employs a skid.
2. a type of four-wheel tractor equipped with a grapple, used to haul logs or timber, esp. over rough terrain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skidder - a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
snowboarder - someone who slides down snow-covered slopes while standing on a snowboard
2.skidder - a worker who uses a skid to move logs
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
3.skidder - a tractor used to haul logs over rough terrain
tractor - a wheeled vehicle with large wheels; used in farming and other applications
References in classic literature ?
Skidder, from the fright caused by possible eviction, would pay something on his rent.
Skidder jumped and strewed the floor with cigarette stubs at the rap on his door.
Skidder got very busy erasing the tall, black-haired heroine from his latest (unproduced) play and inserting a small, roguish one with heavy, bright hair and vivacious features.
Skidder to himself, putting his feet up against the lambrequins and disappearing in a cloud of smoke like an aerial cuttlefish.
Skidder, who had cast her in his mind for the star part in a private, romantic (unspoken) drama in real life.
Sale of commercial vehicles and a tractor skidder leasing.
The tools of their trade include a chainsaw, a 540 John Deere cable skidder and a Mustang kid steer.
Sharjah traditionally is lower and skidder and slows up as the game goes on so I don't expect this to be different.
Chainsaw and cable skidder are two main logging machines for tree felling and timber extraction in these forests.
In the next over, Badree bowled Warner for 20 with a skidder as he attempted to.
For the first week, I watched with great respect as he dropped the trees precisely where they would do the least damage, and carefully pulled logs out of the woods with his cable skidder, coming within a hair of bumping crop trees, but never actually touching them.
THE SKIDDER is made for hauling trees in the woods.