Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a straight run downhill
  • v. To ski a schuss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. ski downhill

Etymologies

From German, shot, schuss, from Middle High German schuz, shot, from Old High German scuz.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
German Schuss. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

    Notes on Olympic Skiing: 1936

  • '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;

    Notes on Olympic Skiing: 1936

  • 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.

    The Recession’s Green Lining

  • 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.

    Heading for a Wipeout

  • 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.

    Rocky Mountain High Life

  • Whether harmless dribbles or million-ton masses more than a mile wide, avalanches tend to schuss down the same runs year after year.

    Taming The White Dragon

  • They'll schuss the popular Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee slopes -- largely in response to reports of illegal drug activity.

    Parka Patrol

  • Feet should schuss nicely through the holiday season...

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • And everybody should examine its conscience schuss about having done everything possible to prevent it.

    CNN Transcript Mar 16, 2004

  • 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.

    I'm A Stranger Here Myself

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