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kick turn

noun, Skiing.
a turn from a stationary position in which a skier lifts one ski to a point where the heel is nearly at right angles to the snow, then faces the ski outward, sets it down in the direction to be turned, and swings the other ski around so that both skis are parallel.
Origin of kick turn
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Now make a kick turn (a downhill one for choice), and repeat the process in the other direction, stemming with the other foot.

    How To Ski and How Not To Vivian Caulfeild
British Dictionary definitions for kick turn

kick turn

(skiing) a standing turn performed by swivelling each ski separately through 180°
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