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sitzmark

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noun sitz·mark \ˈsits-ˌmärk, ˈzits-\

Definition of sitzmark

  1. :  a depression left in the snow by a skier falling backward



Did You Know?

On the slopes, do you zip down the mountain leaving other skiers in your wake? Or are you more likely to leave a trail of sitzmarks behind you? If the latter is true, you may want to give your backside a break and plop down into a comfy chair in the ski lodge instead of plunking back onto the snow. Either way, you'll find yourself sitting on your derriere, a fact you can use to remember "sitzmark." It is most likely a creation made in English from the German verb sitzen, meaning "to sit," plus the English noun mark, as in "impression."

Origin of sitzmark

probably from German sitzen to sit + English 1mark (impression)


First Known Use: 1935


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