schuss

verb
\ ˈshu̇s How to pronounce schuss (audio) , ˈshüs \
schussed; schussing; schusses

Definition of schuss

intransitive verb

: to ski directly down a slope at high speed

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Other Words from schuss

schuss noun
schusser noun

Examples of schuss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the leather goatskin outer is fused with the waterproof membrane and the Merino wool liner, transforming three layers into one dexterity-improving workhorse that’s fit for splitting wood in the backyard or schussing down slopes. Louis Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Exciting New Winter Gear and Apparel from Outdoor Retailer 2020," 31 Jan. 2020 It’s Olympics time again, and soon some of the world’s best athletes will be schussing down the slopes, whirring through the air, zooming down the tracks and skating across the ice. The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, "Things you need to know about the 2018 Winter Olympics," 6 Feb. 2018 Called skinning, the activity of walking up a downhill slope on skis to schuss back down exemplifies a no-pain, no-gain ethos among skiers determined to earn their turns for the sheer challenge (or to burn calories). Elaine Glusac, idahostatesman, "For skiers who skin, it’s uphill all the way, then back down on skis | Idaho Statesman," 17 Jan. 2018 Shops, seven restaurants, and a killer spa (accessed via tunnel) lure snow bunnies who have no intention of taking the shuttle to the Corviglia cable car and schussing down the famously dry powder. Heidi Mitchell, Town & Country, "Skiing St. Moritz in Style," 1 Nov. 2018 Called skinning, the activity of walking up a downhill slope on skis to schuss back down exemplifies a no-pain, no-gain ethos among skiers determined to earn their turns for the sheer challenge (or to burn calories). Elaine Glusac, idahostatesman, "For skiers who skin, it’s uphill all the way, then back down on skis | Idaho Statesman," 17 Jan. 2018 Called skinning, the activity of walking up a downhill slope on skis to schuss back down exemplifies a no-pain, no-gain ethos among skiers determined to earn their turns for the sheer challenge (or to burn calories). Elaine Glusac, idahostatesman, "For skiers who skin, it’s uphill all the way, then back down on skis | Idaho Statesman," 17 Jan. 2018 Called skinning, the activity of walking up a downhill slope on skis to schuss back down exemplifies a no-pain, no-gain ethos among skiers determined to earn their turns for the sheer challenge (or to burn calories). Elaine Glusac, idahostatesman, "For skiers who skin, it’s uphill all the way, then back down on skis | Idaho Statesman," 17 Jan. 2018 Called skinning, the activity of walking up a downhill slope on skis to schuss back down exemplifies a no-pain, no-gain ethos among skiers determined to earn their turns for the sheer challenge (or to burn calories). Elaine Glusac, idahostatesman, "For skiers who skin, it’s uphill all the way, then back down on skis | Idaho Statesman," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of schuss

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schuss

schuss, noun, from German Schuss, literally, shot, from Old High German scuz — more at shot

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The first known use of schuss was in 1940

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“Schuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schuss. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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