Arlberg technique

noun

Arl·​berg technique ˈär(-ə)l-ˌbərg- How to pronounce Arlberg technique (audio)
-ˌberk-
variants or Arlberg method
: a downhill skiing technique in which the skier employs a pronounced crouch with the weight shifted towards the front and makes turns by shifting the whole body in the direction of the turn
Ann was an accomplished skier in the shoulder-rotating Arlberg technique. But after one day with Willy she was converted to the new method.Willy Schaeffler et al., Sports Illustrated Book of Skiing, 1957
Prior to the introduction of the Arlberg method, skiing was largely viewed as a somewhat laborious way of traveling or touring in the snow.Bettina Hoerlin, Steps of Courage, 2011

Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Arlberg technique was in 1935

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“Arlberg technique.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Arlberg%20technique. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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