ski[skē; Brit also s̸hē]
- a long, thin, wood, metal, or usually fiberglass, runner that is fastened to a kind of boot (), used in pairs to glide over snow
- water ski
Origin: Norw from Old Norse skith, snowshoe, strip of wood, akin to Old English scid, Old High German scit, thin piece of wood, shingle from Indo-European base an unverified form skei- from source sheath
- to travel on skis by gliding over the snow
- to engage in the sport of gliding down snow-covered inclines on skis
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noun pl. skis skis
- a. One of a pair of long flat runners of plastic, metal, or wood that curve upward in front and may be attached to a boot for gliding or traveling over snow.b. A water ski.
- Something that is used as a runner on a vehicle: a helicopter with skis for landing on snow and ice.
Origin: Norwegian, from Old Norse skīdh, stick, snowshoe; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
- skiˈa·ble adjective
- skiˈer noun