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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A snow skiing style in which the skier executes a series of short quick parallel turns by moving the backs of the skis from side to side at a constant speed.

Etymologies

German, from wedeln, to wag the tail, fan, from Middle High German wadelen, wedelen, from wadel, wedel, fan, tuft of hair, from Old High German wadal, wedil.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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