slalom

noun, often attributive
sla·​lom | \ ˈslä-ləm How to pronounce slalom (audio) \

Definition of slalom

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

slalom

verb
slalomed; slaloming; slaloms

Definition of slalom (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

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Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of slalom in a Sentence

Verb slalomed through the crowd with the ease of an Olympic skier
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With 12 men’s slaloms, Pinturault could be denied points by his teammate Clement Noel, part of a taller new generation of racers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Shiffrin’s wins, China’s debut set to star in ski season," 5 Oct. 2019 The competition, which will begin with two qualifying rounds on Aug. 8, will feature top-shelf slalom skiers aged 35 and up competing against one another in a bracket-style contest. Christian Simmons, sun-sentinel.com, "Three major water ski events coming to South Florida in August," 29 July 2019 Another young athlete whom Shiffrin has corresponded with is Angelica Bettoni, a rising 13-year-old slalom skier from Italy. Eric Willemsen, The Seattle Times, "‘Like an angel’: Shiffrin inspired by cancer survivor," 4 Feb. 2019 In 1992 Fernandez Ochoa became the first Spanish woman to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, taking home bronze in the slalom in Albertville, France. Jack Guy, CNN, "Body of Olympic skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa found near Madrid," 4 Sep. 2019 One of his most emotional wins was his run to win gold in slalom at the world championships in Schladming in 2013. Eric Willemsen, The Denver Post, "Marcel Hirscher, Olympic skiing champion, retires," 4 Sep. 2019 Caruso was sixth in the slalom with 707.45 points, fifth in the tricks with 241.38 points and third in the jump with a 971.31 point effort. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "Delray Beach barefoot waterskiier takes third in nation," 29 Aug. 2019 In the old-school places, carts slalom around the tables, making a game of morning tea and adding the din of the call-and-response. Daily Pilot, "Review: At Tim Ho Wan Irvine, commuter dim sum from the Hong Kong Michelin-starred specialist," 6 Sep. 2019 More than 70 barefoot water ski athletes competed in respective divisions for titles in wake slalom, tricks, jumping and overall during the three-day event. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "Delray Beach barefoot waterskiier takes third in nation," 29 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Henrique then scored late in the second after taking the puck from Tomas Hertl and slaloming to the crease to roof a backhand. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Getzlaf, Kase send unbeaten Ducks past winless Sharks, 3-1," 5 Oct. 2019 In the 89th minute, Robben galloped on to 'Robbery' partner Ribery's flick, slaloming through the Dortmund defence and scuffing a left footed shot past Roman Weidenfeller to win Bayern their fifth European Cup -12 years after their fourth. SI.com, "Arjen Robben: The Flying Dutchman Who Became a Modern Legend at Bayern Munich," 16 Sep. 2019 Certainly, even a first-year space law student could slalom through those rules. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Why Trump's 'Space Force' Won't — and Shouldn't — Happen," 19 June 2018 The last leg of the journey was hair-raising: a 30-mile-long drive along fearsomely twisty Route 128, which slaloms north and west across a forested mountain pass before dropping into the valley at Boonville. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018 The group’s output lands on either side of the chamberlike feel of his early trio: complex, slaloming pieces that provide a hothouse environment for charged improvisation on one hand, and atmospheric works that privilege color and mood on the other. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Guitarist and oudist Gordon Grdina adapts to shifting contexts but always sounds like himself," 20 Apr. 2018 At 2-2, Fawzi slalomed through the Hungarian defence from around the halfway line, beating goalkeeper Antal Szabó to become the first African player in history to score a World Cup hat-trick. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 19 Weeks to Go - Remembering Egypt's Trailblazers of 1934," 8 Feb. 2018 Certainly, even a first-year space law student could slalom through those rules. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Why Trump's 'Space Force' Won't — and Shouldn't — Happen," 19 June 2018 The last leg of the journey was hair-raising: a 30-mile-long drive along fearsomely twisty Route 128, which slaloms north and west across a forested mountain pass before dropping into the valley at Boonville. Jody Rosen, Smithsonian, "This Secret Corner of California Is a Paradise for Lovers of Great Food and Top-Notch Wines," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of slalom

Noun

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for slalom

Noun

Norwegian slalåm, literally, sloping track

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The first known use of slalom was in 1921

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slalom

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English Language Learners Definition of slalom

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

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