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telemark

Line breaks: tele|mark
Pronunciation: /ˈtɛlɪmɑːk
 
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Skiing

Definition of telemark in English:

noun

(also telemark turn) A turn, performed on skis to which only the toe of each boot is fixed, with the outer ski advanced and the knee bent: [as modifier]: telemark skiing
More example sentences
  • Ken was the better skier - his diagonal stride more graceful, his skating technique cleaner, his telemark turn stronger.
  • As we dropped in elevation, the snow improved, getting lighter and deeper with each telemark turn.
  • An accomplished telemark skier appears to be dancing down the hill - rhythmically changing lead skis, dropping a knee, heel lifted on the trailing ski.

verb

[no object, with adverbial] Back to top  
Perform a telemark turn while skiing: they went telemarking silently through the trees
More example sentences
  • Free-heel skiing refers to what's often called telemarking or ‘tele, ‘and means skiing without your heels latched down, often using the genuflect-style telemark turn.’
  • Although the trees seemed tight, the consistently deep snow made telemarking easy.
  • The enormously popular Outing Club runs local climbing, telemarking, and backpacking trips, as well as summer expeditions to South America and Alaska.

Origin

early 20th century: named after Telemark, a district in Norway, where it originated.

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