an·​ti-skid ˌan-tē-ˈskid How to pronounce anti-skid (audio)
variants or antiskid
: 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

Examples of anti-skid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alternatively, use the anti-skid wheels and telescoping handle to roll through the airport in style. Jessica MacDonald, Travel + Leisure, 27 Nov. 2023 The interior of the shoe is lined with a warm faux fur lining that will insulate your feet on even the coldest winter days, plus an anti-skid sole is great for even the clumsiest travelers who are worried about slipping on slick ground this winter. Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 25 Nov. 2023 From the record player holder to the anti-skid bottoms on the vinyl, these are some of the coolest, chicest conversation pieces for your home. Theresa Johnson, Rolling Stone, 11 Oct. 2023 Plus, the anti-skid bottom prevents it from sliding around on the floor. Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 June 2023 Score 56% off an attractive three-piece patio set from Target complete with anti-skid floor mats to avoid scratching any floors and comfy cushions to keep you lounging. Grace Smith, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Apr. 2023 And to help keep it in place, the bottom has anti-skid PVC dots. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-skid was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-skid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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