Definition of “ski” - English Dictionary

“ski” in British English

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skinoun [ C ]

uk /skiː/ us /skiː/ plural skis

B1 one of a pair of long, flat narrow pieces of wood or plastic that curve up at the front and are fastened to boots so that the wearer can move quickly and easily over snow:

a pair of skis
ski boots
a ski club/resort

More examples

  • How wide are your skis?
  • I broke one of my skis.
  • ski goggles
  • a ski instructor
  • a ski slope

skiverb [ I or T ]

uk /skiː/ us /skiː/

B1 to move over snow on skis:

He skied down the hill.
Let's go skiing.

More examples

  • We used to ski before noon then take a long lunch.
  • There are some nice gentle slopes that we can ski down.
  • I skied very slowly down the mountainside.
  • I've haven't been skiing - it's never really appealed.
  • I'd like to go skiing one Christmas.

(Definition of “ski” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“ski” in American English

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skinoun [ C ]

us /ski/

either of a pair of long, narrow pieces of wood or other material which curve up at the front and are fastened to boots so the person wearing them can move quickly and easily over snow

ski
verb [ I ] us /ski/ present tense skis, present participle skiing, past tense and past participle skied

We skied a lot when we were younger.
skier
noun [ C ] us /ˈski·ər/

There are lots of skiers on the slopes today.
skiing
noun [ U ] us /ˈski·ɪŋ/

I’m going skiing.

(Definition of “ski” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)