klis·​ter ˈkli-stər How to pronounce klister (audio)
: a soft wax used on skis

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web McFadden opted for klister, a sticky wax commonly used in skiing. Anthony Gulizia, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Apr. 2018

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Word History


Norwegian, literally, paste, from Middle Low German klīster

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of klister was in 1936

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“Klister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/klister. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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