[ waw-ter-skee, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌski, ˈwɒt ər- /
verb (used without object), wa·ter-skied, wa·ter-ski·ing.
to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat.
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Related formswa·ter-ski·er, noun
Definition for water-ski (2 of 2)
noun, plural wa·ter skis or, sometimes, wa·ter ski.
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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Examples from the Web for water-ski
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British Dictionary definitions for water-ski
noun Also: water ski
a type of ski used for planing or gliding over water
verb -skis, -skiing, -skied or -ski'd
(intr) to ride over water on a water-ski or water-skis while holding a rope towed by a speedboat
Derived Formswater-skier, nounwater-skiing, noun
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