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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.
Contract notice: supply and delivery of a forest skidder
Certified by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities for the Cutter Skidder Operator Program and the Mechanical Harvesting Operator Program, Young insists on personally training all employees.
The skidder was a Tigercat 630D equipped with an oversized grapple.
Os mesmos autores afirmaram, ainda, que a produtividade do skidder foi mais bem estimada por meio de equacao que incluiu as variaveis volume por hectare e distancia de extracao.
Effects of Skidder on Soil Compaction, Forest Floor Removal and Rut Formation
The technique is cast in greater relief in sections dedicated to Skidder, Russ's "almost adopted" brother, and to the villain of the piece, Jack Marks, when the narrative voice moves in close proximity to these characters, in a liminal space that seems to know their thoughts and mixes first-person insight into a third-person voice.
The tools of their trade include a chainsaw, a 540 John Deere cable skidder and a Mustang kid steer.