• enPR: släʹ-ləm, IPA: /ˈslɑː.ləm/


  1. (uncountable, sports) The sport of skiing in a zigzag course through gates. (Often used attributively)
    Slalom is her strongest Olympic sport.
    The slalom gates are set closer together.
  2. (uncountable) Any similar activity on other vehicles, including canoes and water skis.
  3. (countable, sports) A course used for the sport of slalom.
    These first two slaloms have sixty gates each.
  4. (countable, sports) A race or competition wherein participants each perform the sport of slalom.
    He has won six World Cup slaloms.
  • French: slalom
  • German: Slalom
  • Portuguese: slalom
  • Russian: сла́лом
  • Spanish: eslalon
Translations Translations Verb

slalom (slaloms, present participle slaloming; past and past participle slalomed)

  1. (intransitive) To race in a slalom.
  2. (intransitive) To move in a slalom-like manner.
    • 1988, Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty, New York: Vintage International, 1994, Chapter Three,
      Snow fell, swirled, slalomed past our windows.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Steven Gerrard goal against Poland ensures England will go to World Cup (in The Guardian, 15 October 2013),
      Gerrard plainly had other ideas as he set off on that final, driving run into the opposition penalty area, slaloming between Kamil Glik and Grzegorz Wojtkowiak and getting his shot away as a third defender, Artur Jedzejczyk, and the goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, tried to close him out.

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