Definition of skijoring in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskiːdʒɔːrɪŋ/
Pronunciation: /skiːˈdʒɔːrɪŋ/


[mass noun]
The action of being pulled over snow or ice on skis by a horse or dog, as a sport or recreation activity.
Example sentences
  • She advises newcomers to get outdoors and take advantage of winter activities such as traditional snow shoeing or something more unusual such as skijoring.
  • In her quest to hone her skills, she has become an ambassador for skijoring - holding clinics, teaching lessons and selling top-quality skijor equipment.
  • The Park district also has five trails dedicated for skijoring and dog sledding.



Example sentences
  • Some creative re-juggling of start positions was required to keep skijorers away from the big teams.
  • He said he once saw a skijorer with a corgi-beagle mix, its legs not more than four inches long.
  • Some agricultural land owners will gladly grant access to skijorers wishing to cross their land.


1920s: from Norwegian skikjøring, from ski 'ski' + kjøre 'to drive'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ski¦jor|ing

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