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ski

1. 
a. one of a pair of wood, metal, or plastic runners that are used for gliding over snow. Skis are commonly attached to shoes for sport, but may also be used as landing gear for aircraft, etc.
b. (as modifier): a ski boot
2. a water-ski
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i. A long, narrow runner of wood or metal, upturned at the front and projecting ahead of the landing gear to prevent nosing over. This rigid member used to be fitted in early airplanes.
ii. In helicopters, fixed tubular landing gear. The landing gear may be provided with auxiliary wheels to permit ground mobility. The helicopter, in this case, resorts to hover taxiing for movement on ground.
iii. A type of landing gear to permit aircraft to operate on snow and ice. Installation of skis may or may not involve removal of the wheels. Retractable skis have a slot in their bottom surfaces, so they can be pulled up enough for the wheels to protrude below the skis, enabling the aircraft to land on a hard surface on its wheels.
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If it comes out the way they've showed, it will be perfect," Beneath the ski slope will be a 130-bedroom three star hotel.
Sunderland is also home to the Silksworth dry ski slopes, owned by the city council.
The ski slope will soon be transported in pieces by truck to Russia and is expected to be open to the public by the end of the year.
If this slope was to close, the nearest ski slope would be at the Urdd centre at Llangrannog in Ceredigion.
rare real snow blankets the artificial ski slope at The Ackers on December 29, 2000.
Bosses say the Braehead centre will be like a giant fridge, with 16 snow guns covering the ski slope with up to 1,500 tonnes of snow.
By 1961 the first artificial ski slope in the UK was built in a disused cinema in London.
In 1989, the firm was heavily involved in the construction of a new ski resort at Ben Nevis and in 1993 it began developing its synthetic Snowflex ski slope surface.
The contract is for the tourism business, as part of a public service concession, a winter sports infrastructure (dry ski slope, tubing, Trainer activities, .
The skiers hope to have their plans considered early on in the planning for the site, before any changes are made which will make creating a ski slope prohibitively expensive.
THE UK's first ski slope in a shopping centre was unveiled in Merseyside.
RADICAL suggestions for a new dry ski slope, ice rink or bowling alley have been put forward in a Northumberland town.