water ski


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

Examples of water ski in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in 1949, the town hosted the first worldwide water ski championship. Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 The family — along with Almeida — traveled to Aspen, Colorado, to ski, then headed back east to Miami to water ski. Taylor Hartz, Hartford Courant, 16 Jan. 2024 Bruneau says the machine is beefy enough to tow someone on a tube or even a water ski. WIRED, 18 Nov. 2023 In the famous episode, Fonzie donned a pair of water skis and jumped over a shark in a display of bravado. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 30 Oct. 2023 Scott Hauser’s wife likes to water ski with friends on Brownlee over the summer. Sammy Roth, Los Angeles Times, 26 Sep. 2023 Babe expressed delight at every sunset sail, at anyone’s being able to get up on water skis, each very dusty bike ride, every Sunday visit to church. Town & Country, 17 Aug. 2023 Life jackets and vests, wet and dry suits, water skis, goggles. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2023 Call ahead to get your tots on water skis at Belle Rives Ski Nautique Club. Marissa Hermer, Travel + Leisure, 25 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water ski was in 1927

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“Water ski.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20ski. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 verb
: to ski on water while being towed by a speedboat
water-skier noun

water ski

2 of 2 noun
: a ski used in water-skiing
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