Definition of schuss in English:



  • A straight downhill run on skis.

    ‘the final schuss into the village centre’
    • ‘The mountain throws you a steep, narrow challenge almost immediately, followed by a long, inviting schuss.’
    • ‘Hunks of ice studding the Cascade concrete make my first turns feel like a schuss down a staircase.’
    • ‘I still have a scar from my own hopeful schuss during my innocent early days.’
    • ‘The most accessible east side road, Two Medicine attracts those out for a long schuss.’


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  • Make a straight downhill run on skis.

    ‘he schussed down the shallower pistes’
    • ‘Whether you're seriously schussing or simply styling, your success on the slopes will be determined by clothing that is functional, stylish, and comfortable.’
    • ‘So schuss at Libra-ruled Gay Ski Week in New Zealand in early September, happening in appropriately named Queenstown.’
    • ‘After a long day schussing through powder, you can book a deep-tissue or sports massage at the on-site spa.’
    • ‘I really think some people go on skiing holidays to perform in a fashion show, and they do very little traversing, or schussing down the mountain.’
    • ‘Its lightness belies its warmth; the shell sheathes two layers of insulation, whose thinness and elasticity allow for greater freedom of movement when schussing down the slopes.’


1930s: from German Schuss, literally ‘shot’.