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chris·tieor 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.]
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
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.
Agatha, 1891–1976, English writer of detective novels.