"Skidding" refers to the method of moving logs/timbers by dragging them along the ground. Before the age of trucks and the internal combustion engine Skidding was done by teams of horses/mules/oxen driven by burly men of a rather low station in life. A skid road led from the outlying area where timber cutting was done to the sawmill usually near a city or source of power such as a millrace. "skid row" referred to the row of low cost wooden shanties which sprang up along the skid road. Persons living in these shanties were associated with or subservient to the skidders, timber cutters etc and usually represented the lowest station in the social life of a town or village. Skid row was often populated with prostitutes, homeless, paupers, transients etc.
After being foreclosed on by the bank, the widow Jenkins and her children had go live on skid row and take her chances.
by Dougie D July 22, 2006
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1. a place of where people go after hitting rock bottom 2. a place where the destitute and underlings of society gather. 3. jail
Joey was found in skid row after losing his job, wife, and home thanks to the greedy corporation that laid him off.
by Ixy July 28, 2003
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skid row is a slang term meaning the area of shantys and/or shacks along the side of the railroad tracks outside of a boom town. perhaps it has something to do with the area of track that the train skids to a stop entering the town, but I am unsure about this.

It can also mean, death row.
Yeah, so? i'm from the other side of the tracks, i'm from skid row, you wanna make something of it?

Poor uncle Jesse, He's been on skid row for 3 years now, I don't know if they're ever going to put him to death.
by Rob September 9, 2004
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Late 80's heavy metal band. Their second album, Slave To The Grind, was the first metal album to debut at Number #1 in the American charts.

Singer: Sebastian Bach/ replaced with Johnny Solinger (1998)
Bassist: Rachel Bolan
Guitarist: Scotti Hill
Guitarist: Dave Sabo
Drums: Rob Affuso/ replaced with Phil Varone
Albums: (With Bach)
Skid Row (1989)
Slave To The Grind (1991)
B-Side Ourselves (1992) -Covers
Subhuman Race (1995)
by RubyMoon April 19, 2005
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(n) A very nice late 80's rock band that really made it big with their song "18 And Life".
They have very enjoyable rifts and solos. Nothing beats their rebellious song "Youth Gone Wild".
Still listened to today mostly by people in their late 30's to early 40's. Also enjoyed by some teenagers.
Billy: "Dude, what are you listening to?"
Brad: "Skid Row."
Billy: "Heck yes, man."
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The line that appears in white briefs when one does not have proper anal hygiene.
Fred had to clean his skid row with bleach.
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One of the best 1980's and early 1990's American heavy metal bands; that ever existed. They wrote very mature content; but were very overlooked and overshadowed. (both by the Glam metal i.e. Guns N' Roses; and Grunge music scenes. i.e. Nirvana; But still managed to stand-tall.)

Their music and lyrical content was about Relationships, partying/good times, tragedy, life's struggles/hardships and life out on the streets.

By 1996; Sebastian Bach left the band. He noticed the band were starting to become egotistical assholes with their new found success; and begin to disagree with them on creative issues; so he opted to quit the band. Skid Row never really recovered without him in the mainstream and later faded into obscurity. Their music skill declined as musicians as well; and the new "Skid Row" without him, sounds like a painful post-grunge Nickelback or Creed version.

Seb's departure somewhat hindered Skid Row's fanbase; and alienated a lot of original fans. Skid Row needed Sebastian Bach more than he needed them.

If Skid Row continued with Seb, they might have became the next Alice in Chains.
Skid Row were a really good band up until Seb left. The 3 albums they released before Seb's departure, are pure overlooked classics.

Skid Row were always the unsung band of the Heavy metal scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Guns N' Roses, Metallica and Nirvana were always stealing their limelight. If those three bands never got mainstream attention; EVERYBODY would know of Skid Row and their superiority/brilliance.

(If you want my opinion; Sebastian Bach should have joined Alice in Chains after Layne Staley died. He would be the perfect match. Imagine Seb and Jerry Cantrell playing in a band together. That would be kickass! I'd pay to see that.)
by Charmouche May 5, 2018
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