Nonskid (adjective)

Having a surface that is designed to prevent slipping or sliding.


Derived from non- (meaning 'not') and skid (meaning 'to slip or slide').


  1. The nonskid flooring was installed in the bathroom to prevent accidents.
  2. The nonskid shoes had special soles for traction on wet surfaces.
  3. The nonskid material was added to the steps to make them safer.
  4. The nonskid surface was required on all decks of the ship.
  5. The nonskid pads were placed under rugs to keep them in place.
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