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piste

 (pēst)
n.
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.]

piste

(piːst)
n
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]

piste

(pist)

n.
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]

piste

Prepared downhill trail.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
ski run, ski trail - trail or slope prepared for skiing
Translations
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piste

[piːst] N (Ski) → pista f

piste

[ˈpiːst] npiste f

piste

n (Ski) → Piste f

piste

[piːst] n (Skiing) → pista
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The information pack includes: Personalised 'first 24 hour guide' with details of local airport, transfers, check-in details, ski escorting, childcare service Names and 24/7 contact details of the in-resort team Daily snow reports, piste condition, weather and temperature Live web-cam images Downloadable piste and resort maps Information for families and first-time skiers/boarders Resort facilities, aprs-ski venues, restaurants and bars, events and other winter sport activities available in resort.
Piste Aux Etoiles's form in France ties in closely with that of Tatenen and Five Dream, who have both done well for Nicholls this season.
The 'on the pistes poll' marked the launch of Opodo's dedicated ski section at www.
There are more than 300km of marked piste runs and unlimited off piste skiing, making it ideal at any level of experience.
beaucoup moins que]De ce que l'on sait ce soir, la mosquee n'etait pas visee, les faits se sont passes dans la rue de l'etablissement religieux mais sans lien avec ce dernier[beaucoup plus grand que], a assure le parquet, ecartant la piste terroriste.
Le Comite organisateur des jeux Olympiques de Rio de Janeiro (5-21 aout) a annonce l'annulation des epreuves-test de cyclisme sur piste en raison de retards dans les travaux du velodrome.