downhiller

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

Definition of downhiller

: a downhill skier

Examples of downhiller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the mindful downhiller, this style zips up to your goggles and is made from a waterproof material devoid of harsh chemicals. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, "The Ultimate Guide to Ski Style," 11 Dec. 2020 Indeed, ski school is not just for 4-year-olds barreling down a bunny slope in a wedge or for Type-A downhillers. Elisabeth Vincentelli, WSJ, "Becoming a Superior Skier After 40? Go Back to School.," 6 Feb. 2020 However, for decades the world’s best downhillers wore sweaters of pure wool—a material with its own high-performance qualities, despite your average sheep’s ineptitude at sports. Todd Plummer, WSJ, "Revisit Robert Redford’s Retro Ski Style," 4 Feb. 2020 Switzerland’s best downhiller showed his mastery of the Alpine nation’s most storied event to win the Lauberhorn race for a third time, matching the record of Austrian great Franz Klammer and delighting his home fans in a 32,000 crowd . . BostonGlobe.com, "New Orleans police rescind warrant on Odell Beckham Jr.," 18 Jan. 2020 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, Cincinnati.com, "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, SI.com, "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, SFChronicle.com, "Redding is California’s secret mountain biking mecca," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of downhiller

1936, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2020

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“Downhiller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downhiller. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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