[guh-len-duh-sproo ng; German guh-len-duh-shproo ng]
- a jump, usually over an obstacle, in which one plants both poles in the snow in advance of the skis, bends close to the ground, and propels oneself chiefly by the use of the poles.
Origin of geländesprung
1930–35; < German, equivalent to Gelände countryside + Sprung jump
Also called ge·län·de jump [guh-len-duh] /gəˈlɛn də/.
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gelnde jump (ɡəˈlɛndə)
- skiing a jump made in downhill skiing, usually over an obstacle
German, from Gelände terrain + Sprung jump
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