piste

[peest]
noun
1.
a track or trail, as a downhill ski run or a spoor made by a wild animal.
2.
(in fencing) a regulation-size strip, usually 2 meters wide and 14 meters long, on which fencers compete.

Origin:
1720–30; < French: animal track < Italian pista, pesta, noun derivative of pestare to pound, crush < Vulgar Latin, frequentative of Latin (n)sere; cf. pestle

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piste (piːst)
 
n
1.  a trail, slope, or course for skiing
2.  a rectangular area for fencing bouts
 
[C18: via Old French from Old Italian pista, from pistare to tread down]

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Investors have surged off-piste in search of higher returns.
Leaving the designated slopes to ski off-piste may pose serious risks and may delay rescue attempts in case of emergency.
Leaving designated slopes to ski off-piste may pose serious risks and may delay rescue attempts in case of emergency.
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