skijoring

noun
ski·​jor·​ing | \ ˈskē-ˌjȯr-iŋ How to pronounce skijoring (audio) , (ˌ)skē-ˈjȯr- \

Definition of skijoring

: a winter sport in which a person wearing skis is drawn over snow or ice (as by a horse or vehicle)

Examples of skijoring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are snowsuits for pets, lots of booties and skijoring gear. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 28 May 2022 But a lesson from national skijoring champion Jessica Pulliam changed Jim’s mind. oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2022 The Skijor International association notes that the first report of a skijoring-type activity dates back thousands of years to the Altai Mountains of Asia. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2022 Jessica fills us in about competitive racing and her skijoring training. oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2022 The sport, known as skijoring, was entirely new to me. Stephanie Vermillion, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2022 Throughout the trivia game, Kelly learned that skeleton and biathlon are real sports while skijoring and ice ballet are former sports. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 8 Feb. 2022 Her passions are canicross, bikejoring and skijoring — in which people complete cross-country running, bike or ski races with their dogs. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2020 In the skijoring event, a horse and rider race down Leadville’s main street, Harrison Avenue, pulling a skier who gets launched over kickers of snow. John Meyer, The Know, 18 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of skijoring

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skijoring

modification of Norwegian skikjøring, from ski + kjøring driving

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The first known use of skijoring was in 1910

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Last Updated

5 Jun 2022

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“Skijoring.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skijoring. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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