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water ski

noun, plural water skis or, sometimes, water ski.
1.
a ski on which to water-ski, designed to plane over water: it is shorter and broader than the skis used on snow.
Origin of water ski
1930-1935
1930-35

water-ski

[waw-ter-skee, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌski, ˈwɒt ər-/
verb (used without object), water-skied, water-skiing.
1.
to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat.
Related forms
water-skier, noun
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  • The singer has promised that if his Spanish side goes all the way at the World Cup, he would water ski naked in Florida.

British Dictionary definitions for water ski

water-ski

noun
1.
a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water
verb -skis, -skiing, -skied, -ski'd
2.
(intransitive) to ride over water on a water-ski or water-skis while holding a rope towed by a speedboat
Derived Forms
water-skier, noun
water-skiing, noun
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Word Origin and History for water ski

water-ski

n.

1931, from water (n.1) + ski (n.). As a verb from 1953.

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