noun \ˈskē, British sometimes ˈshē\

: one of a pair of long narrow pieces of wood, metal, or plastic that curve upward slightly in front, are attached to shoes, and are used for gliding over snow

plural skis also ski

Full Definition of SKI

a :  one of a pair of narrow strips of wood, metal, or plastic curving upward in front that are used especially for gliding over snow
b :  water ski
:  a piece of material that resembles a ski and is used as a runner on a vehicle

Origin of SKI

Norwegian, from Old Norse skīth stick of wood, ski; akin to Old English scīd board, scēadan to divide — more at shed
First Known Use: 1755

Rhymes with SKI

b, be, bee, c, cay, cee, Cree, d, dee, Dee, dree, e, fee, flea, flee, free, g, gee, ghee, glee, gree, he, key, Key, knee, lea, lee, me, mi, p, pea, pee, plea, pree, quay, re, Rhee, scree, sea, see, she, si, spree, sri, t, tea, tee, the, thee, three, ti, tree, twee, Twi, v, vee, we, wee, whee, ye, z, zee



: to move or glide on skis over snow or water

skied \ˈskēd, ˈshēd\ ski·ing

Full Definition of SKI

intransitive verb
:  to glide on skis in travel or as a sport
transitive verb
:  to travel or pass over on skis
ski·able \ˈskē-ə-bəl\ adjective
ski·er noun

Examples of SKI

  1. I have skied that mountain before.

First Known Use of SKI

circa 1890


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