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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web He was last seen wearing a black jacket and a black ski mask, and was believed to have driven off in a gold sedan that may have had damage to the rear passenger side window, police said. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 26 Jan. 2023 The video and witness reports show the suspect – later identified as 30-year-old Eric Eugene Washington – wearing a black ski mask entering the restaurant and pointing his pistol at patrons and demanding their money. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 9 Jan. 2023 Sources said that belief is attributed to the fact one suspect had made a number of threatening posts; obtained a semi-automatic weapon; and had a Nazi armband; a large knife; and a black ski mask. Brynn Gingras, CNN, 19 Nov. 2022 The only evidence of commerce was a man in a black ski mask hawking $15 watermelons on the edge of the building’s empty parking lot. Jasper Craven, Curbed, 4 May 2022 An employee at the Hinsdale Land Rover dealership reported an unknown man wearing a black ski mask attempted to get inside the repair shop. Staff,, 29 Oct. 2021 The intruder, wearing a ski mask, wrestled with him over the gun. Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, 17 Dec. 2022 On my first night, a person in a black ski mask approached to question my intentions, or just challenge my commitment. Jack Crosbie, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2022 When officers arrived at the store, they were told two Walmart employees were approached at gunpoint by a person dressed in all-black clothing and wearing a ski mask. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, 9 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ski mask was in 1966

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Cite this Entry

“Ski mask.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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