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sitzmark

[sits-mahrk, zits-]
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noun Skiing.
  1. a sunken area in the snow marking a backward fall of a skier.
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Origin of sitzmark

1935–40; < German, equivalent to sitz(en) to sit1 + Mark mark1
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sitzmark

noun
  1. skiing a depression in the snow where a skier has fallen
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Word Origin

German, literally: seat mark
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