an area of cheap barrooms and run-down hotels, frequented by alcoholics and vagrants.
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) a dilapidated section of a city inhabited by vagrants, etc
A squalid district inhabited by derelicts and vagrants; also, a life of impoverished dissipation. For example, That part of town is our skid row, or His drinking was getting so bad we thought he was headed for skid row. This expression originated in the lumber industry, where it signified a road or track made of logs laid crosswise over which logs were slid. Around 1900 the name Skid Road was used for the part of a town frequented by loggers, which had many bars and brothels, and by the 1930s the variant skid row, with its current meaning, came into use.
noun 1. a road or path formed of logs, planks, etc., for sliding objects. 2. a platform, usually inclined, for piling logs to be sawed or to be loaded onto a vehicle. noun (mainly US & Canadian) 1. a platform on which logs ready for sawing are piled 2. a track made of logs for […]
adjective, adverb, Scot. 1. skeigh. adjective 1. (of horses) spirited; inclined to shy. 2. (of women) proud; disdainful. adverb 3. proudly.
noun 1. a port in S Norway, on the Skien River: one of the oldest towns in Norway; timber industry. Pop: 50 507 (2004 est)
noun 1. a person who skis.