skid·​der | \ ˈski-dər How to pronounce skidder (audio) \

Definition of skidder

1 : one that skids or uses a skid
2 : a tractor used especially for hauling logs

Examples of skidder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To get here, each man has driven 200 miles of paved roads and jolted through a 15-mile maze of unmarked logging roads and skidder trails. Dave Hurteau, Field & Stream, "F&S Classics: A Day in Deer Camp," 25 Dec. 2020 Commercial timber harvest had yet to open up the woods with logging roads and skidder trails. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Hunting Black Bears with Hounds in the Famed Bruin Swamps of North Carolina," 7 Oct. 2020 Two of his logging skidders — the heavy-duty machines that haul cut timber — needed to be replaced. New York Times, "What’s Old Can Be New Again for Businesses," 4 Mar. 2020 But areas run over by skidders or trampled by elk flourished. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Once Thought to Be Extinct, This Lucky Clover Has Recovered Enough to Come Off the Endangered List," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of skidder

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Skidder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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