Definition of sitzmark in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsitsˌmärk/


An impression made in the snow by a skier falling backward.
Example sentences
  • Fill in and level sitzmarks or other depressions so as not to create a hazard for others.
  • Thousands left their sitzmarks on the deep powder slopes of California's Sierras and Washington's Cascade range.
  • I skidded over some large rocks near the top, putting some nasty nicks in my edges and generating a string of ugly sitzmarks.


1930s: from German sitzen 'sit' + the noun mark1.

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Syllabification: sitz·mark

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