plural -s
: the technique of allowing the knees to flex and thus absorb bumps when skiing and turning at high speed so that the skis will remain in constant contact with the snow

Word History


French, literally, swallowing, from avaler to lower, swallow, from Middle French

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avalement was in 1967

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“Avalement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avalement. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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