christie

noun
chris·​tie | \ˈkris-tē \
variants: or christy
plural christies

Definition of christie 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a skiing turn used for altering the direction of hill descent or for stopping and executed usually at high speed by shifting the body weight forward and skidding into a turn with parallel skis

Christie

biographical name
Chris·​tie | \ˈkri-stē \

Definition of Christie (Entry 2 of 2)

Dame Agatha 1890–1976 née Miller English writer

First Known Use of christie

Noun

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for christie

Noun

by shortening & alteration from christiania

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