telemark

noun, often capitalized
tel·​e·​mark | \ˈte-lə-ˌmärk \

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 \

Definition of Telemark (Entry 2 of 2)

mountain region in southwestern Norway

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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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