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slalom

noun, often attributive sla·lom \ ˈslä-ləm \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of slalom

1 : skiing in a zigzag or wavy course between upright obstacles (such as flags)
2 : a timed race (as on skis or in an automobile or kayak) over a winding or zigzag course past a series of flags or markers; broadly : movement over a zigzag route

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Origin and Etymology of slalom

Norwegian slalåm, literally, sloping track


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slalom

verb

Definition of slalom

: to move over a zigzag course in or as if in a slalom

Examples of slalom in a Sentence

  1. slalomed through the crowd with the ease of an Olympic skier

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First Known Use of slalom

1932

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  • : a race especially on skis over a winding course that is marked by flags


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