) KEY NOUN: pl. skis
- One of a pair of long flat runners of plastic, metal, or wood that curve upward in front and may be attached to a boot for gliding or traveling over snow.
- A water ski.
- Something that is used as a runner on a vehicle: a helicopter with skis for landing on snow and ice.
, skis VERB: intr.
- To travel or glide on skis, especially as a sport.
- To travel or glide over on skis: ski a mountain slope.
Norwegian, from Old Norse skdh
, stick, snowshoe
; see skei-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:skia·ble(Adjective)