[ skee-bob ]
/ ˈskiˌbɒb /


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.

Nearby words

  1. skiagraph,
  2. skiagraphic,
  3. skiamachy,
  4. skiascope,
  5. skiascopy,
  6. skid,
  7. skid fin,
  8. skid road,
  9. skid row,
  10. skidbladnir

Origin of skibob

First recorded in 1965–70; ski + bob(sled)

Related formsski·bob·ber, nounski·bob·bing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for skibob


/ (ˈskiːbɒb) /


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 Formsskibobber, nounskibobbing, noun

Word Origin for skibob

C20: from ski + bob ². See bobsleigh

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