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Vorlage

[fohr-lah-guh]
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noun, plural Vor·la·ge. German.
  1. a position in which a skier leans forward but keeps the heels in contact with the skis.
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British Dictionary definitions for vorlage

Vorlage

noun
  1. skiing a position in which a skier leans forward but keeps his heels on the skis
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Word Origin

from vor before, in front of + Lage position, stance
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Word Origin and History for vorlage

n.

1939, from German vorlage, from vorlegen "to lean forward," from vor (see fore) + legen (see lay (v.)).

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