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Schuss

[shoos]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: German, 1930s

1.

A straight downhill run on skis.

Examples of Schuss in a sentence

"While a schuss is inviting to experienced skiers, beginners are advised to steer clear."

"Harold impressed onlookers by expertly navigating the steep schuss."

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About Schuss

Schuss originated from the German word “schuss,” which means “shot.”

Did you Know?

Schuss is a word referencing a straight downhill run on skis, but is also notable as the name of one of the first official Olympic mascots. Schuss was a little man on skis who became the face of the 1968 Grenoble Winter Olympics, sold on merchandise like keyrings, magnets, and pins. Despite his polished, minimalistic appearance, Schuss’ design was thrown together in a hurry — the designer reportedly only had one night to put together a submission.

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