telemark

noun, often capitalized
tel·​e·​mark | \ ˈte-lə-ˌmärk How to pronounce telemark (audio) \

Definition of telemark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a turn in skiing in which the outside ski is advanced considerably ahead of the other ski and then turned inward at a steadily widening angle until the turn is completed

Telemark

geographical name
Tel·​e·​mark | \ ˈte-lə-ˌmärk How to pronounce Telemark (audio) \

Definition of Telemark (Entry 2 of 2)

mountain region in southwestern Norway

Examples of telemark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun While alpine skiers’ heels are firmly clipped into place, telemark turns are made by lifting the heel and bending the knee. R. Scott Rappold, The Know, "Ten people you’ll meet on a Colorado chairlift," 19 Dec. 2019 The telemark skier Every few decades since at least the 1860s, a generation of downhill skiers revives the ancient art of tele-skiing. R. Scott Rappold, The Know, "Ten people you’ll meet on a Colorado chairlift," 19 Dec. 2019 But ski mountaineering isn’t only for telemark skiers. John Meyer, The Denver Post, "Snow Mountain Ranch offers new class in the basics of backcountry ski mountaineering," 23 Mar. 2017 Thus the AT set-up makes ski mountaineering possible for downhill skiers who never mastered the telemark turn. John Meyer, The Denver Post, "Snow Mountain Ranch offers new class in the basics of backcountry ski mountaineering," 23 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of telemark

Noun

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telemark

Noun

Norwegian, from Telemark, region in Norway

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“Telemark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telemark. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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