the skids


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the skids

1. The framework that is attached to the side of a ship when loading or unloading cargo. The last of the boxes are on the skids now.
2. slang A period of trouble or decline. The team started the season so well, but they've really hit the skids now. I think Marissa and I are going to break-up soon, we're on the skids.
See also: skid
References in classic literature ?
"I must go down and pull my boat up a bit on the skids. There's a wind coming.
Punk legends The Skids are coming to the region as part of their 40th anniversary tour.
The Skids - who had a Top 10 hit with Into The Valley in 1979 - are due to release a new album called Burning Cities.
Pivoting pucks within the back jogger turn down to the skids, ensuring the bottom sheets of the pile do not drift out of position because of variation in pallet height.
By positioning the standardized pallet against the stacker's backstop, up to 6" (152 mm) offset of the pile, relative to the skid, can be achieved.
In these cases, pod support dunnage must be installed directly behind the skids of the lower container(s) if stacks are two or more high.
Pod support dunnage must be used behind the skid feet of the lower RP (but not against RP radius blocks) if stacks are two or more high.
The skids will be used for power plant expansions in Kirkuk as well as new plants being built in Baiji and Baghdad.
Designed for redundancy with two high-pressure pumps, the skids are capable of switching between multiple fuel types within a short time without shutting down the turbines.
The runners offer a strong, multi-use, lightweight solution for the shipment of metal coils, while the skids have a less than a 1% repair/loss rate.
He hailed The Skids - led by singer Richard Jobson and late guitarist Stuart Adamson - as the group were awarded a top music award.
She corrected all the skids by just lifting her foot off the accelerator.
Volvo did not acquire any of the OmniQuip manufacturing facilities in Port Washington, Wisc., but instead will assemble the skids steers at its Asheville plant.
Stackers can also rotate the skid 90 [degrees] to create an interlacing of rubber strips with one double layer over the previous double layer.
"The skid steer really has become a power unit that can operate a wide variety of tools simply by switching attachments," says Bobcat's Roesler.