ski mask


Definition of ski mask 

: a knit fabric mask that covers the head, has openings for the eyes, mouth, and sometimes the nose, and is worn especially by skiers for protection from the cold

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The victim reported that two people wearing ski masks had entered the group home without consent and forcibly took property. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Elm Grove Police Department seek woman who it says planned November group home armed robbery," 13 Apr. 2018 The attacker wore a ski mask and would pry open windows and doors of homes of single women or couples. Christine Pelisek,, "Golden State Killer Suspect 'Very Surprised' by Arrest Decades After Alleged Murder Spree: Cops," 25 Apr. 2018 As her maternal instincts kicked in, the woman forcefully pulled one man out of the driver's seat, ripping off his ski mask in the process. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Courageous Mom Fights Off Armed Carjackers at Gas Station," 21 Jan. 2016 Instead, at the photo studio she was injected with horse tranquillizer ketamine by a man in a ski mask, stuffed into a suitcase and smuggled to a remote Italian farmhouse. Amy Jones, Fox News, "Kidnapped model hits back at abduction doubters, says she was willing to have sex with kidnapper to stay alive," 25 June 2018 At gunpoint, robbers in ski masks zip-tied a delivery driver and stole packages Thursday afternoon in Englewood, police said. Hannah Leone,, "Police: Delivery driver zip-tied, packages stolen in Englewood armed robbery," 18 May 2018 Authorities broke down the apartment door and caught Guo with condoms, a ski mask, military tear gas and syringes filled with sedatives, according to prosecutors. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Ex-doctor charged with murder in recent death of woman attacked in 1988," 15 June 2018 In Sun’s bedroom, authorities found a military-style ballistic vest, a crossbow with scope and light, 20 rounds of 9mm ammunition, a military ski mask, an ammunition clip loader, and a strangulation apparatus called a garrote. Erin Mccarthy,, "Foreign exchange student faces new federal charge after Delaware County school shooting threat," 6 June 2018 The law, carried by a 75-30 vote, forbids the wearing of full-face veils such as the niqab, balaclavas, face-covering ski masks, face masks and fake beards. Deutsche Welle, USA TODAY, "Denmark bans full-face veils in public," 31 May 2018

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ski mask

: a knitted fabric mask that covers your head, has openings for your eyes, mouth, and sometimes your nose, and is worn especially by skiers for protection from the cold

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