wedeln

noun
we·​deln | \ ˈvā-dᵊln How to pronounce wedeln (audio) \

Definition of wedeln

: a style of skiing in which a skier rhythmically swings the rear of the skis from side to side while following the fall line

First Known Use of wedeln

circa 1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wedeln

German, from wedeln, literally, to fan, wag the tail, from Wedel fan, tail, from Old High German wadal; akin to Old Norse vēli bird's tail

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“Wedeln.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wedeln. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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