schuss (shs, shs)
intr.v. schussed, schuss·ing, schuss·es
1. To make a fast straight downhill run on skis or a snowboard.
2. Informal To ski, especially at a fast pace.
1. A fast straight downhill run in skiing or snowboarding.
2. A straight steep course for skiing or snowboarding.
[From German, shot, schuss, from Middle High German schuz, shot, from Old High German scuz; see skeud- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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