water ski

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


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[waw-ter-skee, wot-er-]
verb (used without object), water-skied, water-skiing.
to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat.

water-skier, noun
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1.  a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water
vb , -skis, -skiing, -skied, -ski'd
2.  (intr) to ride over water on a water-ski or water-skis while holding a rope towed by a speedboat

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Word Origin & History

1931 (n.), 1953 (v.), from water (n.1) + ski.
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Example sentences
Far from angry or bitter, he was recently married and is able to water-ski and participate in other sports and activities.
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