giant slalom

noun

: a slalom race for skiers on a longer and steeper course than that used for the regular slalom

Examples of giant slalom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Men’s giant slalom 4 p.m. CNBC ON THE RADIO MLB: St. Louis-Miami, 1 p.m., WAQI 710 Men’s Basketball: Vanderbilt at Florida, 1 p.m., WINZ 940 Men’s Basketball: Ga. Miami Herald, 24 Feb. 2024 Vonn secures the title finishing tied for 11th in the giant slalom, the penultimate race of the season. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Olympic giant slalom champion Sara Hector was 1.11 behind in third for the Swede’s first-ever podium in slalom. USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 After winning two giant slaloms the previous days, Shiffrin continues her dominance in slalom by landing her 23th career win in the discipline. 2020 — Milwaukee Bucks break NBA record for most 3-pointers made by a team in a single game with 29 in a dominant 144-97 victory over the Heat in Miami. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, 29 Dec. 2023 Kilde is Shiffrin's boyfriend and Vlhova is her biggest rival. Shiffrin, who specializes in the technical disciplines of slalom and giant slalom, hadn't raced a speed event since a super-G in Val d'Isere, France, more than a month ago. CBS News, 26 Jan. 2024 Pinturault missed last weekend’s giant slalom race for a happier reason. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 Miller has won slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill races in a span of 16 days. 2007 — Major League Baseball’s Mitchell Report is released, identifying 85 names to differing degrees in the 409-page document. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec. 2023 Having matched former teammate Lindsey Vonn for the women’s record at 82 wins each by claiming a giant slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, earlier this month, Shiffrin then finished second in a slalom in Flachau, Austria, and fourth in the first of the two Cortina downhills on Friday. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of giant slalom was in 1937

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“Giant slalom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giant%20slalom. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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