1. 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.

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. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for skibob


  1. 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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