anti-skid

adjective

an·​ti-skid ˌan-tē-ˈskid How to pronounce anti-skid (audio)
ˌan-tī-
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

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-skid. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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