anti-skid

adjective an·ti-skid \ ˌan-tē-ˈskid , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or antiskid play \ˌan-tē-ˈskid, ˌan-tī-\

Definition of anti-skid

: designed to prevent skidding
  • an anti-skid surface
  • The brakes, which employ a special computerized antiskid mechanism, have been mandatory since early this year, when a federal safety regulation calling for more stringent braking standards for trucks and buses went into effect.
  • —John D. Williams

First Known Use of anti-skid

1903

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