christie

noun chris·tie \ ˈkris-tē \
variants: or christy

Definition of christie

plural christies
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of christie

by shortening & alteration from christiania


Christie

biographical name Chris·tie \ ˈkri-stē \

Definition of Christie

Dame Agatha 1890–1976 née Miller English writer

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