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telemark

[tel-uh-mahrk] /ˈtɛl əˌmɑrk/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Skiing.
1.
a turn in which a skier places one ski far forward of the other and gradually angles the tip of the forward ski inward in the direction to be turned.
Origin of telemark
1905-1910
1905-10; named after Telemark, a Norwegian county
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  • In breakable crust, if it is very thin, you may find it possible to turn or stop with the telemark.

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  • A fall is avoided as before by dropping into the telemark position.

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  • Nor will the tourist have any opportunity to use or abuse the pretentious bank-note in the telemark.

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  • Just at this time, too, the weather was very bad in the telemark.

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  • Or, holding yourself back with your sticks, you can place your skis in telemark position, both pointing straight downhill.

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  • If, however, there are any undulations—however small—you had better run down a steep slope in the telemark position.

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  • Then they would all drink to the health of Hulda and Joel, who were so well known throughout the telemark.

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  • As you feel the ground, but not before, drop smartly into telemark position, with the weight well forward.

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  • He accompanied him on his excursions to the mountains, and across the highest table-lands of the telemark.

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  • In deep loose snow make all your turns, whether downhill or uphill, by means of the telemark swing.

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British Dictionary definitions for telemark

telemark

/ˈtɛlɪˌmɑːk/
noun
1.
(skiing) a turn in which one ski is placed far forward of the other and turned gradually inwards
2.
a step in ballroom dancing involving a heel pivot
Word Origin
C20: named after Telemark, county in Norway
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