Skis are sporting equipment—long, thin pieces of wood, plastic, or metal that you strap to your feet so you can glide across the snow or down a snowy hill.

To slide down a mountain on skis is to ski. You can also cross country ski, or move across flat, snowy ground and gentle hills on skis. The special boots that skiers wear are called ski boots, and you also need a ski helmet and ski goggles when you go skiing. In its earliest English use, the word was spelled skee, and it's rooted in the Old Norse skið, "long snowshoe."

Definitions of ski
  1. noun
    narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow
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    water ski
    broad ski for skimming over water towed by a speedboat
    type of:
    device consisting of the parts on which something can slide along
  2. verb
    move along on skis
    “We love to ski the Rockies”
    “My children don't ski
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    ski, alternating directions
    perform intricate maneuvers while skiing
    ski downhill
    race on skis around obstacles
    water ski
    ride water skis
    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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