Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A water ski.
  • noun Something that is used as a runner on a vehicle.
  • intransitive verb To travel or glide on skis, especially as a sport.
  • intransitive verb To travel or glide over on skis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as skee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A long, flat, narrow runner made of wood, plastic or metal, curved upwards in front, having a fitting allowing it to be attached to the foot, and used for gliding or sliding over snow. Commonly used in the plural, to designate the pair.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One of a pair of long flat runners designed for gliding over snow.
  • verb intransitive To move on skis.
  • verb transitive To travel over (a slope etc.) on skis; travel on skis at (a place), especially as a sport.

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

  • verb move along on skis
  • noun narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow

Etymologies

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

[Norwegian, from Old Norse skīdh, stick, snowshoe; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Norwegian ski, related to Old Norse skið ("stick of wood, snowshoe"), from Proto-Germanic *skid- (“to divide, split”), from Proto-Indo-European root *skei- (“to cut, split”) (see also shed). Cognate with Old English scid ("stick of wood") (obsolete English shide), Old High German skit (Modern German Scheit ("log")).

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