noun (plural skis)
- 1Each of a pair of long, narrow pieces of hard, flexible material, typically pointed and turned up at the front, fastened under the feet for travelling over snow: a pair of skis neither of them had ever been on skis beforeMore example sentences
- If you own waxless skis, try a pair of waxable skis on a day when it is below freezing.
- In my experience, the fit of the ski is not nearly as important as whether you have a good pair of skis.
- Neither of the fundraisers have even put on a pair of skis or salopettes, but they intend to glide down the slopes with ease in the 26 mile event.
- 1.1A ski-like device fitted to the underside of a vehicle or aircraft to enable it to travel or land on snow or ice.More example sentences
- These one- or two-passenger vehicles attached to three skis had an enclosed cab and a small airplane engine mounted on the rear.
- The machine took flight and landed on its skis and continued to be piloted by some unseen force toward a cropping of baby trees further down the slope.
- The skis get hot, and when the aircraft stops the skis can stick to the ice.
- 1.2 [as modifier] Relating to or used for skiing: a ski instructor ski bootsMore example sentences
- Despite the lessons learnt from Thredbo, the New South Wales Government is pushing ahead with more ski resort development in the National Park at Perisher.
- Heavy snow brought life almost to a standstill at South Africa's only ski resort, Tiffindell, in the Eastern Cape.
- There are more than 200 ski instructors in Borovets who take care of skiing classes separated in five difficulty levels.
verb (skis, skiing, skied /skiːd/)[no object] Back to top
- 1Travel over snow on skis; take part in the sport or recreation of skiing: they skied down the mountainMore example sentences
- Her favourite sport is skiing, and as a student she often cycled to class.
- I have skied and taught through most of the innovations in our equipment and changes in our skiing technique.
- Most headed to big resorts on the Black Sea, but some traveled to the mountains to ski or hike.
- 1.1 [with object] Ski on (a particular ski run or type of snow): off-piste spring snow is easy to skiMore example sentences
- Not so long ago, I took a cable-car from Cervinia to Plan Maison and spent the day with the baby while the rest of my family skied the prepared pistes.
- For seven days we climbed and skied perfect corn snow, sunbathed by the pool, and languished in the hot tub.
- The 25-year-old Scot had never skied the Bormio piste before this week and the Edinburgh-based skier has only had two training runs on the treacherous slope.
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- There's a good deal of easy/moderate trails plus some fun more advanced sections that under good conditions should be skiable by most competent skiers.
- The trail network has been designed with a variety of skiing abilities in mind with over half the terrain skiable by novices.
- If you're on ice forgo your skis and use crampons until you find skiable snow.
mid 18th century: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skíth 'billet, snowshoe'.
More definitions of skiDefinition of ski in:
- The US English dictionary