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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.]
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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]
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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]
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piste

Prepared downhill trail.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
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piste

[piːst] N (Ski) → pista f
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piste

[ˈpiːst] npiste f
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piste

n (Ski) → Piste f
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piste

[piːst] n (Skiing) → pista
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Safarilink, la compagnie aerienne locale qui exploite des services passagers reguliers a destination de Maasai Mara, au Kenya, a declare que son avion Dash 8 etait implique dans un incident lors de son atterrissage sur la piste de Kichwa Tembo a Maasai Mara.
Kilde set a winning time of 1min 56.13 down the Saslong piste to finish 0.86 seconds ahead of Austria's Max Franz for his third World Cup career win, with Swiss racer Beat Feuz third at 0.92 seconds.
Brexit woes will drive more skiers away from EU pistes this winter amid fears of rising costs and future visa problems.
James Hughes, owner of Piste, has supported the work of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity at his restaurants for many years, in memory of schoolfriend Tom Arnold.
Fundraising efforts in memory of Tom Arnold for Clatterbridge have raised over PS75,000 - Piste recently held a Peaky Blinders-themed party.
With a ten-minute delay we could move the stalls to the Grande Piste.
The spa offers spectacular views onto the piste especially from the outdoor hot tub.
I travelled to Zermatt late in the season, and while there was little or no snow in resort, the slopes above were in near-perfect condition -- a combination of decent snowfall, high altitude and painstaking perfectionism from the resort's army of piste bashers and groomers.
Selon le site The Aviation Herald ' qui rapporte la nouvelle, la piste a ete fermee pendant environ 30 minutes jusqu'a ce que l'avion ait ete remorque hors de la piste.
I was scared, but I made it without setting off an avalanche or tumbling down to the piste. My legs felt it for at least an hour afterward, though.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, investigators said that signs marking the edge of the piste Schumacher skied off just before the accident on December 29 were in line with legal requirements, adding that the seven-time German champion appeared in control of his speed.