Technology / Aviation / Skid: Too shallow a bank in a turn, causing an aircraft to slide outward from its ideal turning path.


Science / Astrology / Arc: In astrology, the curved path of a stellar body and the angular measurement of this path. MORE


Entertainment / Bowling / Snap: Usually refers to the ability of a ball to go long and then make a violent turn back to the pocket. A bowler that has a skid-snap reacting ball will create large entry angles, but at some expense of a MORE


Entertainment / Bowling / Skate: Skidding too much, too far before hooking. MORE

Blocking Sled

Entertainment / Football / Blocking Sled: A heavy piece of practice equipment, usually a padded angular frame on metal skids, used for developing strength and blocking techniques MORE

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Technology / Motorcycle / Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): The system, popularized on BMW and then Honda ST1100 motorcycles, utilizes a computerized system to sense wheel lockup and then release and reapply the brakes many times per second. The result is a st MORE


Entertainment / Ice Hockey / Puck: The puck is made of vulcanized rubber, and is one inch thick and three inches in diameter and weighs between five and one-half ounces and six ounces. The rules committee must approve all pucks used in MORE