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A skiing turn in which the knees are bent, the inside heel is lifted, and the weight is on the outside ski, which is advanced ahead of the other and angled inward until the turn is complete.
intr.v. tel·e·marked, tel·e·mark·ing, tel·e·marks
To execute a telemark or to ski using this turn.

[Norwegian, after Telemark, a region of southern Norway.]

tel′e·mark′er n.


1. (Skiing) skiing a turn in which one ski is placed far forward of the other and turned gradually inwards
2. (Dancing) a step in ballroom dancing involving a heel pivot
[C20: named after Telemark, county in Norway]


(ˈtɛl əˌmɑrk)

(sometimes cap.) a skier's turn in which the tip of the forward ski is gradually angled inward.
[1905–10; after Telemark, a Norwegian county]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telemark - a turn made in skiing; the outside ski is placed ahead and turned gradually inwards
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"


n (Ski) → Telemark(schwung) m
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