non·​skid ˌnän-ˈskid How to pronounce nonskid (audio)
: designed or equipped to prevent skidding

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To prevent this problem from happening again, shop for a nonskid pad that’s labeled as safe to use on hardwood floors. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023 Area rugs should have thin, firm pads with a nonskid back, Birdsong says, and carpet tape securing corners and edges to the floor. Kristin Luna, Washington Post, 6 Feb. 2023 Some reviewers complained that the plastic base can be wobbly at full height, but this issue can be mitigated if it’s placed against a wall or on a nonskid mat. Lindsay Pevny, Popular Mechanics, 24 June 2022 Nonskid deck wax is similar to fiberglass waxes but is specifically for boats with nonskid decking. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 9 Jan. 2023 Adjusting the temperature on each burner is easy, thanks to a knob that can either keep food warm or at a roiling boil, plus its nonskid feet ensure the burner won’t slide around while in use. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 10 Oct. 2022 The pads can be used with bare roof cars, as well as most factory rack systems, and the nonskid foam blocks help to protect both your car and the canoe. Camryn Rabideau, Popular Mechanics, 17 July 2022 There are also nonskid feet at the base and the chair collapses easily for storage. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 9 June 2022 There’s also a lip around the sides to catch spills, plus a nonskid textured backing and diamond-pattern treads on top. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 18 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonskid was in 1904

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“Nonskid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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non·​skid (ˈ)nän-ˈskid How to pronounce nonskid (audio)
: designed to prevent skidding
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