"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 23, 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.
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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)
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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.
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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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Audrey: Mushnik Skid Row flourist, may i help you?
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