One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of being pulled over snow or ice on skis by a horse or dog, as a sport or recreation activity.
- ‘They are excellent harnesses for all forms of pulling, although the lower point of attachment does not lend itself readily to skijoring.’
- ‘The Park district also has five trails dedicated for skijoring and dog sledding.’
- ‘She advises newcomers to get outdoors and take advantage of winter activities such as traditional snow shoeing or something more unusual such as skijoring.’
- ‘In her quest to hone her skills, she has become an ambassador for skijoring - holding clinics, teaching lessons and selling top-quality skijor equipment.’
1920s: from Norwegian skikjøring, from ski ‘ski’ + kjøre ‘to drive’.
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