Definition of sitzmark
: 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
Rhymes with sitzmark
aardvark, airpark, anarch, autarch, ballpark, benchmark, birthmark, blue shark, bookmark, check mark, chop mark, debark, demark, Denmark, D-mark, earmark, embark, endarch, exarch, footmark, futhark, Graustark, hallmark, hash mark, horned lark, ironbark, landmark, Lamarck, monarch, Petrarch, pitch-dark, Plutarch, pockmark, postmark, pressmark, pugmark, reichsmark, remark, remarque, Remarque, ringbark, seamark, shagbark, skylark, soapbark, space mark, stress mark, tanbark, tetrarch, theme park, tidemark, titlark, touchmark, trademark, whale shark
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