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.

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Randall and her teammate Jessie Diggins made history in PyeongChang as the first American women to medal in cross country skiing. Jenna West,, "Olympic Gold Medalist Skier Kikkan Randall Diagnosed With Breast Cancer," 11 July 2018 This is what history looks and sounds like. @jessdiggs and @kikkanimal win @TeamUSA's first ever gold medal in cross-country skiing. The Editors, Outside Online, "The Greatest Moments in Sports History. Ever.," 20 June 2018 Sixth-place Aubrey Smith won numerous Region III titles for Seward High in skiing, track and cross country, and seventh-place Ruby Lindquist won the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 titles for Seward at the Division II state track championship in 2018. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "The official story of Nowelle Spencer’s unofficial win in the Mount Marathon junior race," 7 July 2019 There’s the former U.S. Open tennis champion Marin Cilic, a raft of current and ex-NBA players, Olympic champions in skiing, discus and the country’s beloved water polo. Washington Post, "Underdog status suits Croatia perfectly for World Cup final," 12 July 2018 Although technically, outdoor skiing is never in season in Florida. Patrick Connolly,, "Find ways to beat the heat in Central Florida," 2 July 2019 Michael Schumacher continues to rehabilitate at home after suffering a serious head injury while skiing in France in December 2013. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Mick Schumacher to drive in dad Michael's old Ferrari at Hockenheim," 30 June 2019 For water skiing and wakeboarding, visit Galveston Bay or head to Wake Nation, a full-scale cable wakeboarding park on a 12-acre lake just off Texas 288. Houston Chronicle, "Find the right spot to practice water sports," 27 June 2019 With Daylight Saving Time, skiing after work is finally a viable option, but no one told the lifties. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Ski Uphill This Spring," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of skiing

1893, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of skiing

: the activity or sport of gliding on skis


ski·​ing | \ ˈskē-iŋ\

Kids Definition of skiing

: the art or sport of gliding and jumping on skis

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