Etymology
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slalom (n.)

1921, from Norwegian slalam "skiing race," literally "sloping track," from sla "slope" + lam "track" (related to Norwegian laan "a row of houses;" compare lane).

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Definitions of slalom
1
slalom (v.)
race on skis around obstacles;
2
slalom (n.)
a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles;
From wordnet.princeton.edu