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chris·tie

or chris·ty  (krĭs′tē)
n. pl. chris·ties
A ski turn or stop performed by shifting most of the weight onto the downhill ski and keeping the skis parallel.

[Short for christiania.]

Christie

(ˈkrɪstɪ)
n
1. (Biography) Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa). 1890–1976, British author of detective stories, many featuring Hercule Poirot, and several plays, including The Mousetrap (1952)
2. (Biography) John (Reginald Halliday). 1898–1953, British murderer. His trial influenced legislation regarding the death penalty after he was found guilty of a murder for which Timothy Evans had been hanged
3. (Biography) Linford (ˈlɪnfəd). born 1960, British athlete: Commonwealth (1990), Olympic (1992), World (1993), and European (1994) 100 metres gold medallist
4. (Biography) William (Lincoln). born 1944, French harpsichord player, organist, and conductor, born in the US; founder (1979) and director of the early-music group Les Arts Florissants

Chris•tie

or Chris•ty

(ˈkrɪs ti)

n., pl. -ties.
(sometimes l.c.) any of several skiing turns for changing direction, decreasing speed, or stopping, esp. a turn in which the body is swung around with the skis kept parallel.
[1915–20; shortening of Christiania; see -ie]

Chris•tie

(ˈkrɪs ti)

n.
Agatha, 1891–1976, English writer of detective novels.
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JENNY MEADOWS is desperate to emulate British athletics' legends Linford Christie and Sally Gunnell by claiming gold in Barcelona's Olympic Stadium.