- a track or trail, as a downhill ski run or a spoor made by a wild animal.
- (in fencing) a regulation-size strip, usually 2 meters wide and 14 meters long, on which fencers compete.
Origin of piste
Examples from the Web for piste
Historical Examples of piste
One just has to drive them in a straight line across the piste.
He looked in the direction of that voice, proceeding from the group of spadassins amid the Blacks across the Piste, and he smiled.Scaramouche
On our return to the piste, or flying field, we usually keep steadily at it until nearly dark.
- a trail, slope, or course for skiing
- a rectangular area for fencing bouts
Word Origin for piste
also pist, 1727, from French piste, from Latin pista (via) "beaten (track)," from pistus, past participle of pinsere "to pound, stamp" (see pestle).