ski cross

noun

: a skiing race in which competitors race directly against each other down a sloped course that features jumps and banked curves

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In his first year eligibility, Tanner Murphy will represent the United States at the Junior World Championship in ski cross. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Mar. 2022 These were not scenes from high speed Alpine or ski cross events. NBC News, 12 Jan. 2022 Tyler Wallasch of Mammoth Lakes, California, is ranked 20th in World Cup standings for ski cross and, if selected via coaches’ discretion, would likely be the only athlete representing Team USA in that event. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Dec. 2021 French resorts are officially open for those who want to ski cross-country or book rides on snow groomers that in other years are used to freshen up the slopes. Washington Post, 14 Jan. 2021 Kelsey Serwa and Brittany Phelan—finished first and second, respectively, in the freestyle skiing ski cross big final. Jon Tayler, SI.com, 23 Feb. 2018 Canadian ski cross athlete David Duncan, his trainer Willy Raine and his wife were arrested in South Korea after police say a vehicle was stolen and the driver was impaired at the time of arrest, according to CBC News. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, 24 Feb. 2018 In PyeongChang, Freestyle skiing kicks of with the men's and women's moguls qualifying on Feb. 8 and concludes with the women's ski cross on Feb. 23. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, 2 Feb. 2018 But then Brady Leman won at ski cross, Canada still got a medal despite its heartbreaking shootout hockey defeat, and Vonn stumbled. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

Etymology

ski entry 2 + -cross (as in motocross)

First Known Use

2006, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ski cross was in 2006

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Cite this Entry

“Ski cross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ski%20cross. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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