giant slalom


Definition of giant slalom

: 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 The downhill was wedged between the two runs of the women’s giant slalom after organizers postponed it on Sunday because of high winds. New York Times, 7 Feb. 2022 The men’s downhill was rescheduled to Monday, when the first women’s race, the giant slalom, is to be held. Bernie Wilson, ajc, 6 Feb. 2022 In Beijing, Shiffrin is expected to enter all five alpine ski events—slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill, and combined—as a legitimate medal threat. Johanna Gretschel, SELF, 3 Feb. 2022 Shiffrin will defend her gold medal in the giant slalom from 2018 while chasing redemption in the slalom after failing four years ago to defend her title from 2014. Globe Staff,, 1 Feb. 2022 On Sunday, Shiffrin earned the United States’ first point of the event, flying down the giant slalom course in a time of 25.91 seconds. NBC News, 20 Feb. 2022 From Nathan Fenno: Tommy Ford emerged from the swirl of snowflakes and low-slung clouds that transformed the treacherous giant slalom course known as the Ice River into a maze. Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2022 On Monday, Shiffrin skidded out of a turn near the top of the giant slalom course and was out of the race. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2022 Meanwhile, there's less pleasant news in skiing after US athlete Nina O'Brien had to be stretchered off the giant slalom course with an apparent severe leg injury. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of giant slalom

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Giant slalom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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