American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a fast straight downhill run in skiing.
- n. A fast straight downhill run in skiing.
- n. A straight steep course for skiing.
- n. skiing a straight run downhill
- v. To ski a schuss.
- v. ski downhill
- German Schuss. (Wiktionary)
- From German, shot, schuss, from Middle High German schuz, shot, from Old High German scuz. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Next comes an easy 'schuss' over rolls to Damen Start, and there a sharp left over bumps to a steep wood trail like the upper part of”
“schuss' denotes a run straight downhill at top speed, 'steilhang' a steep slope, and 'knick' a sudden transformation from a steep slope to the level;”
“To savvy snowboarders, Baikalsk has long been the beautiful resort where visitors are so few you can feel as though you own the mountain, at least temporarily: for about 5,000 rubles ($175), you can have exclusive use of one of the six long runs for the day and never see another soul as you schuss through forests.”
“For travelers determined to schuss on their own K2s or Rossignols, Southwest is an attractive options — so far it isn't charging for passengers 'first piece of checked baggage.”
“Some carefully juxtaposed moments: elderly fiddlers playing for money in front of pricey boutiques; begrimed miners gouging for silver ore as tonily garbed skiers schuss the pristine slopes.”
“Whether harmless dribbles or million-ton masses more than a mile wide, avalanches tend to schuss down the same runs year after year.”
“They'll schuss the popular Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee slopes -- largely in response to reports of illegal drug activity.”
“Feet should schuss nicely through the holiday season...”
“And everybody should examine its conscience schuss about having done everything possible to prevent it.”
“They become suffused with a strange vitality-an eagerness to get out into all that white stuff and schuss about on something fast and reckless.”
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