slalom

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English[edit]

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From Norwegian sla (steep, hill side) and låm (trail).

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slalom (countable and uncountable, plural slaloms)

  1. (uncountable, sports) The sport of skiing in a zigzag course through gates. (Often used attributively)
    Slalom is her strongest Olympic sport.
    The slalom gates are set closer together.
  2. (uncountable) Any similar activity on other vehicles, including canoes and water skis.
    • 1979, J.G. Ballard, The Unlimited Dream Company, chapter 1:
      Disowned by my father... I began an erratic and increasingly steep slalom. Rejected would-be mercenary pilot, failed Jesuit novice, unpublished writer of pornography… yet for all these failures I had a tenacious faith in myself, a messiah as yet without
  3. (countable, sports) A course used for the sport of slalom.
    These first two slaloms have sixty gates each.
  4. (countable, sports) A race or competition wherein participants each perform the sport of slalom.
    He has won six World Cup slaloms.

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slalom (third-person singular simple present slaloms, present participle slaloming, simple past and past participle slalomed)

  1. (intransitive) To race in a slalom.
  2. (intransitive) To move in a slalom-like manner.
    • 1988, Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty, New York: Vintage International, 1994, Chapter Three,
      Snow fell, swirled, slalomed past our windows.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup (in The Guardian, 15 October 2013),[1]
      Gerrard plainly had other ideas as he set off on that final, driving run into the opposition penalty area, slaloming between Kamil Glik and Grzegorz Wojtkowiak and getting his shot away as a third defender, Artur Jedzejczyk, and the goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, tried to close him out.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

slalom m

  1. slalom (sport of skiing in a zigzag course through gates)
  2. slalom (zigzag activity on non-ski vehicles, including canoes and water skis)
    vodní slalom

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Further reading[edit]

  • slalom in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • slalom in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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slalom m (plural slaloms)

  1. (sports) slalom (event in skiing, kayaking or other sports)

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Italian[edit]

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slalom m (invariable)

  1. (sports) slalom

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

slalom m (plural slaloms or slalons)

  1. (skiing) slalom (skiing in a zigzag course)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Slalom, English slalom.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /slǎlom/
  • Hyphenation: sla‧lom

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slàlom m (Cyrillic spelling сла̀лом)

  1. slalom

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References[edit]

  • slalom” in Hrvatski jezični portal