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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In the video shot on a cellphone by a motorist stuck in traffic, several men in ski masks and carrying assault weapons are seen struggling to shut the door on someone being pushed into an SUV before racing down a highway. Fabiola Sanchez, The Seattle Times, "Venezuelan congress leader briefly detained amid standoff," 13 Jan. 2019 Teens smoked cigarettes through ski masks and balaclavas. Joshua Partlow,, "Inside the church where Nicaraguan paramilitaries laid siege on university students," 14 July 2018 Many of the men wore black ski masks and some wore military-style fatigues. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, "Eleven Killed in Nicaragua as Government Targets Opposition Strongholds," 15 July 2018 On July 13, paramilitaries wearing ski masks shot up the parish house and Church of Divine Mercy in Managua. José De Córdoba |, WSJ, "Church Becomes Target in Nicaragua Crisis," 23 July 2018 Two days before, dozens of female activists in black ski masks, hoods and headscarves marched down the streets of Pamplona’s historical cobblestone streets, carrying Tiki torches and drums. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "As bull run revelry kicks off in Pamplona, hundreds wear black to mourn victims of sexual assault," 6 July 2018 Homer Donehue was walking his dog on the South Side block where he's lived for more than 50 years when a gunman dressed in black and wearing a ski mask walked up and opened fire Thursday night, according to Chicago police. Hannah Leone,, "82-year-old man shot in Chatham: 'It's senseless nonsense and it has to stop'," 13 July 2018 Come game time, however, Belichick had the full ski mask, zipped-up hoodie and parka. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "40 things we learned in Week 17 of the 2017 NFL season," 1 Jan. 2018 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

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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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