noun (sometimes initial capital letter) Skiing.

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

First recorded in 1905–10; named after Telemark, a Norwegian county Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for telemark

Historical Examples of telemark

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

  • 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



skiing a turn in which one ski is placed far forward of the other and turned gradually inwards
a step in ballroom dancing involving a heel pivot

Word Origin for telemark

C20: named after Telemark, county in Norway
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