- to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat.
- a ski on which to water-ski, designed to plane over water: it is shorter and broader than the skis used on snow.
Origin of water ski
First recorded in 1930–35
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But the whirligigs have seen the shipwreck, and dart out on their water-ski to tear the thing to pieces.Grim: The Story of a Pike
- a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water
- (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 and History for water-ski
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