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1. A ski trail with an artificially prepared surface of packed snow.
2. An unpaved road or beaten track.
[French, from Italian pista, from obsolete pistare, to trample down, variant of pestare; see piston.]
1. (Skiing) a trail, slope, or course for skiing
2. (Fencing) a rectangular area for fencing bouts
[C18: via Old French from Old Italian pista, from pistare to tread down]
a track or trail, as a downhill ski run or a spoor made by a wild animal.
[1720–30; < French: animal track < Italian pista, pesta, n. derivative of pestare to pound, crush < Vulgar Latin, frequentative of Latin pī(n)sere; compare pestle]
Prepared downhill trail.
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|Noun||1.||piste - a flat rectangular area for fencing bouts|
fencing - the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
court - a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
|2.||piste - a ski run densely packed with snow|
skiing - a sport in which participants must travel on skis