Definitions

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  • n. A soft wax used on skis especially for corn snow or crust.

Etymologies

From Swedish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You likely care about other people, spotted owls, the hole in the ozone layer and declining literacy rates, but the truth is you care more about a well placed double pole interval, whether or not the grooming is tight or which klister …

    Literacy News – 69th Edition « News « Literacy News

  • But we had no klister, so instead gooped on sticky purple wax the consistency of chewed bubblegum.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Our final stage, the groomed track of the Owl Creek Trail, had become so soft that only a klister would hold.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • The ski conditions quickly changed from very icy to a steady snowfall, so the klister used by the teams was creating challenges for each team's middle man - as they were again skiing classical.

    Adirondack Daily Enterprise

  • Women looking to capture their man's attention on these cold winter nights should take a lesson from the wax techs putting on clinics, and use the proper application of klister as a romantic lure.

    JSOnline.com

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  • Substance put on the "kick zone" of cross-country skis to get grip (or "kick") on snow in certain snow conditions when hard wax (which is a solid) doesn't work. It comes in a tube (like toothpaste, but more gooey and sticky).

    March 26, 2009