American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A ski trail densely packed with snow.
- n. An unpaved trail or path, especially in mountainous terrain.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See pist.
- n. skiing a downhill trail.
- n. fencing the field of play of a fencing match.
- n. archaic The track left by somebody riding a horse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Min.) The track or tread a horseman makes upon the ground he goes over.
- n. a flat rectangular area for fencing bouts
- n. a ski run densely packed with snow
- From French piste. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Italian pista, from obsolete pistare, to trample down, variant of pestare; see piston. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“As you would hope, though, going off piste is rewarded by treasure and money.”
“At the top of the piste is a sign which reads "tres difficile".”
“But there's also direct access from the village to over 250km of piste, meaning parents can ski to their hearts 'content and still be back to meet the kids at lunchtime.”
“Skiers enjoy a 'piste' of the high life Winter holiday boost for Glasgow Airport”
“It's not my kind of piste but the good thing is that even if you make a mistake, you can still recover, knowing that nobody will have a perfect run", he added after posting his 15th World Cup win and capturing the lead in the super-G World Cup standings.”
“The prospect of Peter Alliss straying off piste is increasingly welcome in the post Ross-Brand sanitised BBC.”
“Just the prospect of Alliss straying off piste is increasingly welcome in the post Ross-Brand sanitised BBC.”
“Many of the Andorran slopes are treeless, but Grau Roig has some nice runs where you can go off-piste among sparse woods.”
“There was so little snow that off piste skiing, which is the only kind I enjoy, was simply not possible.”
“Off piste, the blue-flag beach at Llanrhystud is four miles away and there's a veritable web of local footpaths and cycle trails to explore.”
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