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Friday, February 07, 2014

Definitions for schuss

  1. Skiing. to execute a schuss.
  2. a straight downhill run at high speed.

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Citations for schuss
When he schussed down the shallower pistes, his skis were closely parallel and his knees were barely flexed as he rode the moguls. Nigel Slater, Falcon, 1979
That farfetched combination has produced some equally far-out fashions: wait until you see that glittering sequined spacesuit schussing down the slopes. Jennet Conant, Newsweek, 1985
Origin of schuss
1935-1940
Schuss comes to us from German word of the same spelling meaning "shot." It entered English in the 1930s.