n pl , skis, ski
a one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc.
b (as modifier)
a ski boot
2 a water-ski
vb , skis, skiing, skied, ski'd
3 intr to travel on skis (C19: from Norwegian, from Old Norse skith snowshoes; related to Old English scid piece of split wood)
n a skiing event in which skiers descend a slope which is covered in mounds of snow, making two jumps during the descent
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