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 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, "Meat plant protest, Twisted Sister, water ski show: News from around our 50 states," 18 Sep. 2020 Last year, SeaWorld stayed open as late as 10 p.m for a nighttime water ski stunt show followed by fireworks. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, "SeaWorld, Six Flags are open for business — with smaller crowds and questions about safety," 22 Aug. 2020 Robert Sisson’s picture of a women’s water ski team evoked past vacations with family on the lake. Breann Birkenbuel, National Geographic, "30 mesmerizing vintage pictures from the Nat Geo archives," 20 Aug. 2020 Named for a massive rock formation, Temple Bar Marina is also known for its 20 mile-long unobstructed water ski runs. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Want to rent a houseboat, kayak or other water toy this summer? You can at these Arizona lakes," 30 June 2020 The Min-Aqua Bats will continue their streak as the oldest continually running amateur water ski show in the country with free performances at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at the Aqua Bowl in Minocqua. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus hasn't completely canceled summer in Wisconsin. Here are things you can do across the state," 18 June 2020 Muskego Water Bugs water ski shows: The team hopes to be able to perform ski shows at some point this summer, according to a post on its Facebook page. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From concerts to festivals, here are 71 events still scheduled for Milwaukee's suburbs this summer," 17 June 2020 In previous years, the movie nights have included a Badgerland water ski show, live music, games and food. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's how Moonlit Movies, an 'Oconomowoc staple,' is having its 15th anniversary season despite the pandemic," 5 June 2020 Tom Diehl, president of the Association of Wisconsin Tourism Attractions, runs the Tommy Bartlett Exploratory and water ski show in Lake Delton in Sauk County, one of the state’s tourist destinations. Time, "Unmasked Wisconsin Residents Pack Bars as Governor Warns of 'Massive Confusion' After Court Ruling," 14 May 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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22 Sep 2020

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“Water ski.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20ski. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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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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