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[peest] /pist/

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).


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