giant slalom

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giant slalom

n.
A downhill skiing race in which participants must pass between pairs of gates set along a course that is larger and often steeper than a slalom course.

giant slalom

n
(Skiing) skiing a type of slalom in which the course is longer and the obstacles are further apart than in a standard slalom

gi′ant sla′lom


n.
a slalom race in which the course is longer and steeper and has wider turns than in a regular slalom.
[1950–55]

giant slalom

A longer kind of slalom with gates farther apart and competitors free to choose their own line between the gates.
Translations

giant slalom

n (Skiing) → slalom m inv gigante
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The showdown begins on Wednesday with the men's and women's downhills, followed by the super-Gs on Thursday and the slaloms and giant slaloms on Saturday and Sunday.
But a blizzard in Shiga Kogen deprived him of the chance to earn valuable World Cup points when it forced organisers to call off Friday's giant slalom.
But the Shiga Kogen blizzard seriously dented his hopes of taking the giant slalom World Cup as well.
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