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 The Norwegian sport of skijoring, essentially riding behind a reindeer on skis, has crossed the Atlantic and taken on a cowboy flavor. Michael George, National Geographic, "Will global events keep you closer to home this year?," 4 Feb. 2020 In late December, a lack of snow led to the cancellation of a skijoring competition near Kalispell. USA TODAY, "Giga roller coaster, ‘granny’ centennial, lion cubs born, Parker the cat passes away: News from around our 50 states," 24 Jan. 2020 Cappello has identified three types of people who are drawn to skijoring. Brion O’connor,, "Want to share a snow adventure with your dog? Try skijoring," 15 Jan. 2020 When Skiing Isn’t Fast Enough, Bring in the Horse A Montana mechanic gets his adrenaline fix through skijoring, a racing competition in which skiers are pulled by horse. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Father-Daughter Bonding With Tennis Strings Attached," 31 Mar. 2018 Mokros said the winter climate allowed the host committee to offer a different sort of fun for guests, such as snowmobiling or skijoring (cross-country skiing while being pulled by a dog). USA TODAY, "Frigid Super Bowl raises questions about northern venues," 5 Feb. 2018

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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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17 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Skijoring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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