wa·​ter·​ski·​ing ˈwȯ-tər-ˌskē-iŋ How to pronounce waterskiing (audio)
: the sport of planing and jumping on water skis

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web During the summer, swimming, waterskiing, boating, fishing, hiking, and biking are ways to enjoy the lake and surrounding forests. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2023 Possibilities also include a yacht cruise on Monaco’s Cote d’Azur with Octopussy Bond girl Carole Ashby, a behind-the-scenes tour of Casino de Monte-Carlo and waterskiing on Lake Como before jumping on a seaplane and then a wooden Riva boat to visit a villa from Casino Royale. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Mar. 2023 Once on board your floating accommodations — consider these on Vrbo — try your hand at all the water sports: swimming, waterskiing, fishing, jet skiing, and more, all with regal Mount Shasta in the background. Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 4 Mar. 2023 Although the nonprofit's specialty is skiing, it's expanded to also include summer activities like kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, archery and waterskiing. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2023 More exotic offerings such as korfball, casting, tug of war, lifesaving and waterskiing are also on the schedule. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, 6 July 2022 Not to drink, but to get out on, sailing, surfing, waterskiing, swimming, kayaking and canoeing and windsurfing -- in any weather. Marcel Krueger, CNN, 23 Sep. 2021 Near Wasilla is Big Lake, which is a wonderful mecca for waterskiing and jet skis in the summer — and snow machines in the winter. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Aug. 2021 Lake Conroe is one of the largest recreational lakes in Texas offering boating, wind surfing, golfing, swimming, jet-skiing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, hiking and more. Houston Chronicle, 28 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waterskiing was in 1914

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“Waterskiing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterskiing. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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