pow·​er·​slide | \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r-ˌslīd How to pronounce powerslide (audio) \
plural powerslides

Definition of powerslide

: a deliberate, controlled skid by a vehicle turning through a corner at high speed : drift entry 1 sense 5f It's spectacular motor sport—belting around a dirt oval track, pitching a car sideways into the corners and sliding around them in a powerslide, throwing dirt out to the crash fence, all while fending off a pack of perhaps 18 other cars doing the same thing.— Stuart Innes

Other Words from powerslide

powerslide intransitive verb powerslid\ ˈpau̇(-​ə)r-​ˌslid How to pronounce powerslide (audio) \; powersliding; powerslides
Instead of dealing with the white stuff by driving with trepidation, rally drivers adopt a rather more exciting technique for coping with grip deficiency—they powerslide. — Dan Prosser

First Known Use of powerslide

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for powerslide

power entry 1 + slide entry 2

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“Powerslide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/powerslide. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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