skid·​der ˈski-dər How to pronounce skidder (audio)
: one that skids or uses a skid
: 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, 25 Dec. 2020 Commercial timber harvest had yet to open up the woods with logging roads and skidder trails. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, 7 Oct. 2020 Two of his logging skidders — the heavy-duty machines that haul cut timber — needed to be replaced. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2020 But areas run over by skidders or trampled by elk flourished. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 16 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of skidder was in 1870

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Cite this Entry

“Skidder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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