What does slalom mean?

Definitions for slalomˈslɑ ləm, -loʊm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slalom.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slalom in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slalom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Enrico Vitello:

    We found, literally, a floating cemetery. Bodies were everywhere. With the dinghies we had to literally slalom among the corpses.

  2. Kjetil Jansrud:

    Marcel is grabbing a lot of points right now and he could already wrap it up on Saturday, but I'll just ski as fast as I can in the giant slalom and we'll see how it goes.

  3. Marcel Hirscher:

    It will be a fascinating slalom, I can promise you, felix and myself, we have won twice this season but all the other slaloms were won by different people so there will be a lot of favorites.

  4. Bonnie St. John:

    I was ahead in the slalom. But in the second run, everyone fell on a dangerous spot. I was beaten by a woman that got up faster than I did. I learned that people fall down, winners get up, and gold medal winners just get up faster.

  5. John Anderson:

    It's all about the absolute basics of personal hygiene. No windows open, full spray repellent and not putting yourself near water at night because that's when mosquitoes bite, in the slalom there is no stagnant water at all, it's crystal clear and chlorinated. But the sprint course is a natural lake in the middle of Rio so when the sun goes down, if you're there, there will be mosquitoes about.

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