skid marks


: marks made by a skidding vehicle (as on a road)

Examples of skid marks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From hundreds of miles above, streaks of manure resemble skid marks on Mother Nature’s toilet paper, yet other scenery can lead aerial viewers astray. Bennet Goldstein, Journal Sentinel, 7 Mar. 2024 There were no skid marks, Madden said, meaning von Ohain appeared not to have hit the brakes. Talia Trackim, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 The right side of the shoe was covered in dark skid marks. Ashley Iasimone, Billboard, 20 Jan. 2024 The State Patrol’s crash analysis found that the skid marks from Curry’s car were to the right of the solid white line that separates the travel lane from the shoulder, and that the skid mark made by Dempsey’s bicycle when he was struck was near the center of the shoulder. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, 2 Jan. 2024 But a state trooper was troubled by the fact that there were no skid marks. David Begnaud, CBS News, 6 Jan. 2024 Officers saw no debris in the roadway, skid marks or injuries consistent with someone being struck head-on by a car. Emma Steele, CBS News, 24 Nov. 2023 No brakes, no warning, no skid marks, just a sudden impact. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 16 Sep. 2023 After an accident, skid marks are typically used to calculate the driver’s speed at the time. Sarah Raza,, 7 Sep. 2023

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“Skid marks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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