Definitions for slalomˈslɑ ləm, -loʊm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sla•lomˈslɑ ləm, -loʊm(n.)

  1. a downhill ski race over a winding and zigzag course marked by poles or gates.

    Category: Sport

  2. any winding or zigzag course marked by obstacles or barriers.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.i.)to ski in or as if in a slalom.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sport

  4. to move on or as if on a course with many twists and turns; zigzag; weave.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (adj.)designating, pertaining to, or for a zigzag course with obstacles, barriers, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of slalom:

1920–25; < Norw slalåm=sla(d) sloping +låm track

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slalom(verb)

    a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles

  2. slalom(verb)

    race on skis around obstacles


  1. slalom(Noun)

    The sport of skiing in a zigzag course through gates. (Often used attributively)

  2. slalom(Noun)

    Any similar activity on other vehicles, including canoes and water skis.

  3. slalom(Noun)

    A course used for the sport of slalom.

    These first two slaloms have sixty gates each.

  4. slalom(Noun)

    A race or competition wherein participants each perform the sport of slalom.

    He has won six World Cup slaloms.

  5. slalom(Verb)

    To race in a slalom.

  6. Origin: From sla and låm.


  1. Slalom

    Slalom is a skiing video game made by UK-based video game company Rare. It was first released by Nintendo for the Nintendo Vs. System in 1986. It was then released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in August 1987 and in Europe on October 15, 1987. In Slalom, a player races downhill in a series of slalom runs, and the object of each run is to navigate past flags and obstacles before time expires. The game was developed by Tim and Chris Stamper, with music from David Wise. Slalom is notable for being Rare's first NES and video game console title, their first game developed under the Rare label, and for being the first NES game developed outside Japan. It received some coverage upon its release from Nintendo Fun Club News, which featured a basic description and tips. Later retrospectives would say that, even though the game did not make any large impact, it received some praise for its simplicity and enjoyability.

Translations for slalom

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a ski race down a winding course marked by flags; a similar race for canoes or in skiwater

a slalom race; a slalom course.

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