vor·​la·​ge ˈfȯr-ˌlä-gə How to pronounce vorlage (audio)
: the position of a skier leaning forward from the ankles usually without lifting the heels from the skis

Word History


German, literally, forward position, from vor fore + Lage position

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vorlage was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Vorlage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vorlage. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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