water ski

noun,plural wa·ter skis or, sometimes, wa·ter ski.
  1. 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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[ waw-ter-skee, wot-er- ]

verb (used without object),wa·ter-skied, wa·ter-ski·ing.
  1. to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat.

Other words from water-ski

  • water-skier, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for water-ski


nounAlso: water ski
  1. a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water

verb-skis, -skiing, -skied or -ski'd
  1. (intr) to ride over water on a water-ski or water-skis while holding a rope towed by a speedboat

Derived forms of water-ski

  • water-skier, noun
  • water-skiing, noun

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