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skibob

[skee-bob] /ˈskiˌbɒb/
noun
1.
a winter-sport vehicle for riding downhill over snow, often used at mountain resorts, that runs on a fixed ski and has a much shorter, pivoting front ski steered by handlebars, with the rider sitting as on a bicycle and usually wearing miniskis to assist in balancing the vehicle.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; ski + bob(sled)
Related forms
skibobber, noun
skibobbing, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for skibobbing

skibob

/ˈskiːbɒb/
noun
1.
a vehicle made of two short skis, the forward one having a steering handle and the rear one supporting a low seat, for gliding down snow slopes
Derived Forms
skibobber, noun
skibobbing, noun
Word Origin
C20: from ski + bob². See bobsleigh
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Encyclopedia Article for skibobbing

a winter sport using a guidable, single-track vehicle that has features of the bicycle, the bobsled, and skis. The longer rear ski is fixed, and the shorter front ski is mobile for steering; a saddle like that of a bicycle and a steering bar with handles complete the rig. The assembly is kept flexible to provide smooth passage over bumps and is lightweight, made of wood, aluminum, or plastic for portability. The skibob measures 1.9 to 2.29 metres (6.2 to 7.5 feet) in length. The rider wears short skis and a helmet, but goggles are optional

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