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
References in periodicals archive ?
Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle (reprint, 1951)
The bear offered me a decent shot and fell next to a skid road where we easily loaded him up.
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.
He notes that Wolfe asked to see the city's "skid road" area, so Holbrook first took him to visit "one of the true old-style radicals," Tom Burns, whose watch repair shop--and its famous cellar--served as a safe house for debate and a center for labor organizing.
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.
If considering the costs of skid road construction and BMP implementation, on average, the unit cost of helicopter extraction was 2.4 times higher than that of cable skidder in S1, which decreased to 1.9 times in S4.
Wanting to get some distance between the girls and us, we jogged for half a mile on an old skid road. We ended up in thick, yet small, reproduction trees backing up to a cliff-like hillside.
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.
We worked our way cautiously down a half-iced grade that looked like a skid road, and then hiked a shod distance on Fibreboard property to behold the piece de resistance in the company's environmental forestry program.