down·​hill·​er ˈdau̇n-ˌhi-lər How to pronounce downhiller (audio)
: a downhill skier

Examples of downhiller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The letter was written by Austrian downhiller Julian Schütter, an ambassador for the nonprofit organization Protect Our Winters, known as POW. Andrew Dampf, The Christian Science Monitor, 13 Feb. 2023 American downhiller Breezy Johnson was among the fastest starters but went down and slid off the course halfway through her run. Andrew Dampf,, 11 Feb. 2023 And then there’s SKEO, developed by a Swiss tech company and two-time World Cup champion downhiller Bode Miller. Tracy Ross, Outside Online, 4 Feb. 2022 With American downhiller Breezy Johnson also dealing with injuries after also crashing twice in two weeks, the status of the top two downhillers for the Olympics is in question. Andrew Dampf,, 23 Jan. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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 . ., 18 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of downhiller was in 1936

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“Downhiller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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