piste

noun
\ ˈpēst How to pronounce piste (audio) \

Definition of piste

: trail especially : a downhill ski trail

Examples of piste in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even more welcome was the opportunity to skip the lift line, something that netted me more on-piste time—and got me out of having to fight the thoroughly human impulse to crowd the person in front of me in line. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 Mar. 2021 Freeriding puts athletes on a steep, off-piste course with powder, ice, cliffs, bumps and trees, where they are judged on line choice, technique, control, fluidity, style and energy. Anchorage Daily News, 31 Jan. 2021 Those still planning to hit the piste will be searching for seclusion and space. Paul Brady, Travel + Leisure, 27 Dec. 2020 For off-piste adventurers, a neon color ensures that you won’t be confused with rocks or trees in the backcountry. Rebecca Malinsky, WSJ, 11 Dec. 2020 Austria’s ski resorts will open up again this winter, though tourists will have to do without the usual off-piste partying. Boris Groendahl, Bloomberg.com, 24 Sep. 2020 Après ski, relax with a schnitzel and a pint at the Alpine-style lodge overlooking the piste. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2020 Après ski, relax with a schnitzel and a pint at the Alpine-style lodge overlooking the piste. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2020 Après ski, relax with a schnitzel and a pint at the Alpine-style lodge overlooking the piste. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of piste

1696, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for piste

French, from Middle French, from Old Italian pista, from pistare to trample down, pound — more at piston

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“Piste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piste. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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piste

noun

English Language Learners Definition of piste

chiefly British : a downhill ski trail

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