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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Norwegian
Origin: Old Norse skith 'stick of wood, ski'

ski

1 noun
     
ski
Related topics: Other Sports, Transport
ski1 plural skis [countable]
1DSO one of a pair of long thin narrow pieces of wood or plastic that you fasten to your boots and use for moving on snow or on water:
ski slopes
a ski resort (=where people can go skiing)
2TT a long thin narrow piece of strong material, fastened under a small vehicle so that it can travel on snow

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