a track or trail, as a downhill ski run or a spoor made by a wild animal.
(in fencing) a regulation-size strip, usually 2 meters wide and 14 meters long, on which fencers compete.
a trail, slope, or course for skiing
a rectangular area for fencing bouts
also pist, 1727, from French piste, from Latin pista (via) “beaten (track),” from pistus, past participle of pinsere “to pound, stamp” (see pestle).
[pis-tl] /ˈpɪs tl/ noun, Botany. 1. the ovule-bearing or seed-bearing female organ of a flower, consisting when complete of ovary, style, and stigma. 2. such organs collectively, where there are more than one in a flower. 3. a gynoecium. /ˈpɪstɪl/ noun 1. the female reproductive part of a flower, consisting of one or more separate […]
[pis-tl-it, -eyt] /ˈpɪs tl ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective, Botany. 1. having a or . 2. having a or but no stamens. /ˈpɪstɪlɪt; -ˌleɪt/ adjective (of plants) 1. having pistils but no anthers 2. having or producing pistils pistillate (pĭs’tə-lāt’) Having pistils but no stamens. Female flowers are pistillate.
n. “letter,” Old English pistol, a shortening of epistol, from Latin epistola (see epistle).
[Sephardic Hebrew peer-ke ah-vawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew pir-key-aw-vohs] /Sephardic Hebrew pirˈkɛ ɑˈvɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈpɪr keɪˈɔ voʊs/ noun, Judaism. 1. a treatise of the Mishnah that comprises six chapters and consists chiefly of proverbs, aphorisms, and principles of ethics, law, and religion.