ski·​ing ˈskē-iŋ How to pronounce skiing (audio)
: the art or sport of sliding and jumping on skis

Examples of skiing in a Sentence

Skiing is my favorite winter activity. We are planning to go skiing tomorrow.
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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skiing was in 1893

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“Skiing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the art or sport of gliding and jumping on skis

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