down·​hill·​er | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌhi-lər How to pronounce downhiller (audio) \

Definition of downhiller

: a downhill skier

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The Americans are not the only downhillers with babies or children. USA TODAY, "With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery," 22 Jan. 2018 Rossi added a slippery 15-foot downhiller for par on the ridiculously short par-5 9th. Paul Daugherty,, "TML: The Reds' sweep of the Cubs made for the most satisfying sports weekend in a while," 25 June 2018 Often that discipline is a battle between good downhillers fighting to ski slalom and good slalom racers trying to survive the harrowing downhill. Tim Layden,, "Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics Will Be Remembered For a Gold and a Silver, Not Hopes For More," 22 Feb. 2018 While there are better technical steep downhill trails north in Mount Shasta and further north in Ashland, Ore., both of those scenes lean toward intermediate and advanced downhillers. Joe Jackson,, "Redding is California’s secret mountain biking mecca," 8 June 2018 The shortish-travel rear end and 130-millimeter Pike fork suggest a middle-of-the-road trail machine, but the bike shreds like a baby downhiller, minus the weight. Outside Online, "The Best Mountain Bikes of 2018," 15 May 2018 Episode 12 – the interview with the professional downhiller Amanda Batty – stays with them. Carrie Blackmore Smith,, "Will two guys and a podcast help mend a fractured biking community in Cincinnati?," 20 Apr. 2018 Shiffrin is the best slalom skier in the world and an improving downhiller. Tim Layden,, "Mikaela Shiffrin’s Olympics Will Be Remembered For a Gold and a Silver, Not Hopes For More," 22 Feb. 2018 Before the Olympics began, two of the team’s top downhillers, Travis Ganong and Steven Nyman, were sidelined by injuries. Pat Graham, The Seattle Times, "American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals," 18 Feb. 2018

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1936, in the meaning defined above

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