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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.
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Origin of telemark

First recorded in 1905–10; named after Telemark, a Norwegian county
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Examples from the Web for telemark

Historical Examples of telemark

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

    How To Ski and How Not To

    Vivian Caulfeild

  • Only run in Telemark position until you are certain that you have your balance.

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

  • And the bride-maid has been chosen from among the sweetest maidens of the Telemark?

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

British Dictionary definitions for telemark


  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
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Word Origin for telemark

C20: named after Telemark, county in Norway
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