ski

From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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skiski1 /skiː/ ●●○ noun (plural skis) [countable] 1 DSOone of a pair of long thin narrow pieces of wood or plastic that you fasten to your boots and use for moving on snow or on water ski slopes a ski resort (=where people can go skiing)2 TTa long thin narrow piece of strong material, fastened under a small vehicle so that it can travel on snow
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skiWidespread deforestation to make way for ski slopes has eroded topsoil, increasing the incidence of avalanches.The village boasts an ice rink, nursery ski school and boutiques, hotels and restaurants.Within the hall, simulators allow visitors to experience the excitement of a bobsled run or ski jump.Organized ski treks exist, their routes following set trails with accommodation enroute.Men and women are segregated on the beaches and even the ski slopes.Pappas was shot by two men wearing ski masks.
Related topics: Other sports
skiski2 ●●○ verb (skied, skiing, skis) [intransitive] skiing.jpg DSOto move on skis for sport or in order to travel on snow or waterskiing I’m learning to ski. We skied down to the village of Argentière.
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skiI'd never skied in my life but that wasn't an insurmountable problem!A few have skied in various other parts of the Himalayas.If you are frightened by heights, skiing is not going to appeal to you.Whatever we call it, skiing off the piste is getting more popular again.A recent favorite was when we ski on Mars.It is built into the structure of some sports, such as skiing, parachuting, and flying.Like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing allows the individual to get into the most pristine parts of the wilderness.Spring snow has a low-friction surface which opens up acres of gentle offpiste perhaps not steep enough to ski when powder-covered.
Origin ski1 (1700-1800) Norwegian Old Norse skith stick of wood, ski