schuss

verb

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

intransitive verb

: to ski directly down a slope at high speed
schuss noun
schusser noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Trips go to nearby Mt Shiribetsu; schuss the volcano’s steep ridges through deep powder and beautiful birch forest. Janet O’grady, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 17 Jan. 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schuss was in 1940

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Cite this Entry

“Schuss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schuss. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

schuss

verb
ˈshu̇s How to pronounce schuss (audio)
ˈshüs
: to ski directly down a slope at high speed
schuss noun
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