ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ How to pronounce skiing (audio) \

Definition of skiing

: 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Katey Houser will be competing in Nordic skiing at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Apr. 2022 The previous Winter Games record-holders were Sarah Will and Sarah Billmeier, both of whom won 13 Paralympic medals in alpine skiing. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2022 Over the winter that means snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and spending time in the incredible gym and pool house complete with a heated pool, hot tub, steam room, full weight room and yoga studio. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 16 May 2022 During his recovery, Cnossen — who is sponsored by workforce and human resources management company UKG — was introduced to cross-country skiing and biathlon. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 1 Apr. 2022 Sweeney competed in the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in sled hockey and earned a gold medal, and then switched to cross country skiing. Claire Cornelius, The Arizona Republic, 3 Mar. 2022 There’s luging in western Michigan, curling in suburban Cleveland and cross country skiing in Lake County. cleveland, 11 Feb. 2022 Jessie Diggins will compete in the women’s 4x5km relay in Cross-country skiing, while Jordan Stolz will be featured in the men’s 500m speedskating. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 11 Feb. 2022 Since the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics opened Friday, Norway has taken the lead with two gold medals — in the mixed relay biathlon and women's cross-country skiing — and a bronze in men's speed skating. Grayson Quay, The Week, 6 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of skiing

1893, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Skiing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ \

Kids Definition of skiing

: the art or sport of gliding and jumping on skis

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