from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A knitted covering for the head and face, worn especially by skiers for protection from the cold.

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  • n. A warm cap shielding the neck and head, often made out of wool and used in skiing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woolen face mask to protect the face from cold while skiing on snow


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  • Stephen Kall, in ski mask and wearing the bulky fireman's coat, lay pinned down in the corridor of the safe house, behind the body of one of the two U.S. marshals he'd just killed.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • At the passenger side door—another man in generic black uniform and ski mask crouching behind the door along with a middle-aged man in glasses and a tan trench coat.

    Etched in Bone

  • Years later, I clean the attic, find red rabies tags in an old jewelry box, the blue ski mask I used to wrap his head when he shook stitches loose from his ear, a hat I wore when we lived in Germany, his orange squiggly hairs along the rim, a picture of us driving across the country—


  • JAMES WALLACE WATCHED AS Stevenson, black ski mask bunched on top of his head, bent and went to work on the lock on the club’s green-shuttered door.

    Etched in Bone

  • “Settle down,” he growled, his eyes—the only thing visible beneath the ski mask stretched across his face—gray flint.

    Etched in Bone


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