water ski
noun Date: 1931 a ski used in planing over water while being towed by a speedboat • water-ski intransitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • water-ski — water skis, water skiing, water skied also waterski VERB If you water ski, you stand on skis in the water while being pulled along by a boat. The staff will be happy to help arrange for you to swim, sail, or water ski. Derived words: water skiing …   English dictionary

  • water-ski — 1931 (n.), 1953 (v.), from WATER (Cf. water) (n.1) + SKI (Cf. ski) …   Etymology dictionary

  • water-ski — water skier, n. /waw teuhr skee , wot euhr /, v.i., water skied, water skiing. to plane over water on water skis or a water ski by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat. * * * …   Universalium

  • water-ski — [wôt′ərskē΄] vi. water skied, water skiing to be towed for sport by holding onto a line attached to a speedboat while standing on water skis water skier n …   English World dictionary

  • water ski — n. a skilike board used in pairs to glide over water …   English World dictionary

  • water ski — I noun broad ski for skimming over water towed by a speedboat • Hypernyms: ↑ski II verb ride water skis (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑water skiing …   Useful english dictionary

  • water ski — wa′ter ski n. spo a ski on which to water ski, designed to plane over water: it is shorter and broader than the ski used on snow • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • water ski — a ski on which to water ski, designed to plane over water: it is shorter and broader than the ski used on snow. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • water-ski — intransitive verb see water ski …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • water-ski — wa′ter ski v. i. skied, ski•ing spo to plane over water on water skis by grasping a towing rope pulled by a speedboat wa′ter ski er, n …   From formal English to slang

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