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Lutz

[luhts]
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noun (sometimes lowercase) Skating.
  1. a jump in which the skater leaps from the back outer edge of one skate to make one full rotation in the air and lands on the back outer edge of the opposite skate.
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Origin of Lutz

1935–40; allegedly after Gustave Lussi (born 1898), Swiss figure skater, though the change in form is unexplained
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lutz

noun
  1. skating a jump in which the skater takes off from the back outside edge of one skate, makes one, two, or three turns in the air, and lands on the back outside edge of the other skate
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Word Origin

C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for lutz

n.

type of skating jump, 1932, from the name Alois Lutz, "an obscure Austrian skater of the 1920s" [James R. Hines, "Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating," 2011], who is said to have first performed it in 1913.

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