skidpan


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skidpan

(ˈskɪdˌpæn) or

skidpad

n
(Automotive Engineering) chiefly Brit an area made slippery so that vehicle drivers can practise controlling skids
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Noun1.skidpan - a paved surface on which cars can be made to skid so that drivers can practice controlling them
paved surface - a level horizontal surface covered with paving material
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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2016: Crashing on a skidpan descent in the Alps two stages from the chequered flag, Froome picked himself up to win by 4min 5sec, decorating his triumph with a daring downhill breakaway win in Bagneres-de-Luchon, lying flat on the bike in the Superman position.
Whether he was hurtling downhill perched on his crossbar like a circus gymnast or picking himself off the tarmac after another crash in skidpan conditions last Friday, Froome's versatility has been a revelation for those who thought he was a one-trick mountain goat.
We have one or two issues still to discuss with them such as the skidpan (which wasn't there when the stadium was first built) takes up 60 car parking spaces and the condition of the bottom car park, which is a disgrace.
Heat 10 was run in skidpan conditions after a sudden downpour, but after the interval the Aces worked their way back into contention and took a shock lead in Heat 12 when Garrity's last-bend pass on Worrall was deemed too forceful by referee Chris Durno, the Bees man having gone across his opponent who fell.
In skidpan conditions ideally suited to an upset, Pardew could have few complaints about his side's application on a 610-mile trip including the impenetrable Dartford Crossing, a tribute to cruelty dressed up as a toll plaza.
Wet conditions can quickly turn a normal road or motorway into a hazardous skidpan, causing a real risk of motorists having a dangerous and potentially fatal accident.
Coun Robson and others voiced deep concern over the shortfall in gritting equipment and the risk of untreated skidpan roads, especially in the south-east of the county where the gritters were needed to replace old stock.
Taking a concrete approach to history, Chris takes a Route Master bus down to his local skidpan and fires up a Vulcan bomber.
The 21-year-old claimed the second victory of his career with Australian teammate Mark Webber taking his own best result in a Red Bull one-two on a track that resembled a skidpan for much of the race.
Not only was this project a brilliant opportunity for students to get hands-on experience of one of the most challenging fields of engineering, there are many other perks; not least in July at Silverstone when the car performed in a range of driving events including acceleration, skidpan, sprint and endurance.
Hamilton could not have won in more dramatic circumstances as wet weather wreaked havoc across the Principality, creating a skidpan surface that caused numerous accidents.
Williams driver Nico Rosberg of Germany climbs out of his car after crashing in the skidpan conditions.