- 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.
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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Presumably Lutz, who declined comment, would advise on the design and functionality of new vehicle models, his specialty.
Since May various GM executives, including Akerson, have been calling Lutz to pick his brain.
Former GM chief executive Rick Wagoner, later fired by the U.S., hired Lutz to help improve future GM models.
If an agreement is reached with Lutz, GM would gain access to his considerable experience developing vehicles.
Hasty steps were heard in the ante-room, and Lutz stood before him.
"Word for word, and much more in praise of that magnanimous man," said Lutz.
When Frank entered his room, he found Lutz in a very bad humor.
On the following afternoon, Lutz joined in the accustomed walk.
"Doctor Lutz—professor of history," said Klingenberg musingly.
- 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
C20: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for lutz
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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