water ski


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The base of a water ski is important to consider for stability and ride quality. Chris Meehan, Popular Mechanics, 12 June 2022 But in the meantime, Lake City just wrapped up its annual Water Ski Days, a celebration that included water ski shows, live music and other festivities. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 July 2022 His mother, Diana, and father, Jay, met on the water ski team at the University of Kentucky. Matt Doherty, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2022 Seven acts are scheduled to perform both mornings of the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, including the Badgerland and Muskego Waterbugs water ski team. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 18 July 2022 The event will feature an inflatable village, sports activities, NEO Bubble Soccer, a hayride, caricatures, a water ski show, magic shows and fire juggling. cleveland, 28 June 2022 HO Sports is a leader in water ski manufacturers, making high-end water skis for competition. Chris Meehan, Popular Mechanics, 12 June 2022 The O’Brien Kids Platform Trainer Waterski is an ideal trainer for smaller children just learning to water ski. Chris Meehan, Popular Mechanics, 12 June 2022 His father was a performer in Cypress Gardens’ famed water ski show. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Water ski.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20ski. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

water-ski 1 of 2


: to ski on water while being towed by a speedboat
water-skier noun

water ski

2 of 2


: a ski used in water-skiing
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