water ski


Definition of water ski

: a ski used in planing over water while being towed by a speedboat

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Other Words from water ski

water-ski \ ˈwȯ-​tər-​ˌskē How to pronounce water ski (audio) , ˈwä-​ How to pronounce water ski (audio) \ intransitive verb

Examples of water ski in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web South Lake Tahoe has about 22,000 residents and in the summer is often full of tourists looking to hike, water ski, and gamble in bordering casinos in Stateline, Nevada. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Watch the nimble aquatic antics of the Twin Cities River Rats in their water ski show on the Mississippi. Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 Young, who has been stationed in Ozaukee County for his entire 10-year DNR career, was on the river to help enforce safety zones for the water ski show and the fireworks. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 June 2021 If anyone in your group plans to water ski or wakeboard behind the boat, consider delegating people to watch them and keep an eye out for oncoming traffic and report to the driver. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, 29 May 2021 Other activities include water ski shows, piano performances at Peavey Plaza and workout sessions at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Melissa Walker, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021 After hurricanes, residents canoe, jet ski, and water ski through their neighborhoods. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 20 Nov. 2020 Despite the many dangers of swimming at Lake Piru, the lawsuit claims the defendants encouraged visitors to boat, fish, water ski, jet ski and swim at the lake without warning them of the safety hazards. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2020 Madison: The coronavirus pandemic has forced an iconic Wisconsin Dells-area water ski show to shut down forever. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 18 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of water ski

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water ski was in 1927

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11 Sep 2021

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“Water ski.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20ski. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for water ski

water ski


English Language Learners Definition of water ski

: a ski that is used in water-skiing


wa·​ter-ski | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌskē, ˈwä- \
water-skied; water-skiing

Kids Definition of water-ski

: to ski on water while being pulled by a speedboat

water ski

plural water skis

Kids Definition of water ski

: a ski used in water-skiing


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