The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hiss \Hiss\ (h[i^]s). v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hissed (h[i^]st); p.
pr. & vb. n. Hissing.] [AS. hysian; prob. of imitative
origin; cf. LG. hissen, OD. hisschen.]
1. To make with the mouth a prolonged sound like that of the
letter s, by driving the breath between the tongue and the
teeth; to make with the mouth a sound like that made by a
goose or a snake when angered; esp., to make such a sound
as an expression of hatred, passion, or disapproval.
The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee.
2. To make a similar noise by any means; to pass with a
sibilant sound; as, the arrow hissed as it flew.
Shod with steel,
We hissed along the polished ice. --Wordsworth.