skidder

[skid-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that skids.
2.
Machinery. a type of four-wheel tractor equipped with a grapple, used to haul logs or timber, especially over rough terrain.
3.
Slang.
a.
a person who is moving toward or has reached a less desirable status, condition, etc.
b.
a vagrant who lives on the streets or frequents skid row.

Origin:
1865–70; skid + -er1

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skidder

noun
1. a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction 
2. a worker who uses a skid to move logs 
3. a tractor used to haul logs over rough terrain 
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Example sentences
The roar of a tree skidder from a state-run logging operation echoed from the
  next ridge.
It doesn't go straight to the bank for their skidder payment.
Mechanized logging operations using a forward skidder on fuel breaks within the
  subdivision.
The co-worker then boarded the skidder and hauled the logs up the logging road
  to a waiting truck at the top of the mountain.
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