Pronunciation: (kris"chē-an'ē-u, -ä'nē-u, kris"tē-),[key] —n. 1. former name of Oslo. 2. (sometimes l.c.) Also called Christie, Christy. any of several skiing turns executed in order to change direction on a downhill run or for decreasing speed or stopping, esp. a turn in which the body is swung around with the skis kept parallel.