One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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A small jet-propelled vehicle which skims across the surface of water and is ridden in a similar way to a motorcycle.
- ‘Both representatives attended the Pattaya Marathon 2003 and took some time off to ride on a jet ski with the mayor.’
- ‘He called police who launched a full-scale rescue operation involving the coastguard, fire brigade, local boats and a jet ski.’
- ‘We continued to try and get Brendan out of the water and onto the jet ski to get him back to the boat ramp, but he continued to slip.’
- ‘Tie an ultralight aircraft on your Ford Ka's luggage rack, put a jet ski and a dirt bike in the back and tow a buggy.’
- ‘The adrenaline junkie donned a parachute, laid his hands on a high-powered jet ski and prepared to ride it off Niagara Falls.’
verb[no object]often as noun jet-skiing
Ride on a jet-ski.‘jet-skiing is limited to specified areas of the coast’
- ‘Plans are also in place to divide Blackpool's famous beach into zones for sunbathing, playing, jet-skiing and water sports, and donkey rides.’
- ‘Some people on vacation jet-ski their way into broken legs.’
- ‘So they said goodbye after breakfast and parasailed, kneeboarded and jet-skied before coming back desperate for supper and bed.’
- ‘Lara jet-skis, horseback rides and motorcycles her way through Hong Kong, Kenya, Wales, Greece and Africa.’
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