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slalom

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noun, often attributive sla·lom \ˈslä-ləm\

Definition of slalom

  1. 1 :  skiing in a zigzag or wavy course between upright obstacles (as flags)

  2. 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

Origin and Etymology of slalom

Norwegian slalåm, literally, sloping track


First Known Use: 1921


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slalom

intransitive verb sla·lom

Definition of slalom

  1. :  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>

1932

First Known Use of slalom

1932


SLALOM Defined for English Language Learners

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slalom

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noun, often attributive sla·lom \ˈslä-ləm\

Definition of slalom for English Language Learners

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


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