Definition of piste
: trail; especially : a downhill ski trail
Recent Examples of piste from the Web
From snow gauges and examination kits to blasting gear and dynamite deployed via helicopters, snowmobiles and piste bashers, these guys would make the Mythbusters jealous.
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Origin and Etymology of piste
French, from Middle French, from Old Italian pista, from pistare to trample down, pound — more at piston
First Known Use: 1696
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Definition of piste for English Language Learners
: a downhill ski trail
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