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geländesprung

[ guh-len-duh-sproong; German guh-len-duh-shproong ]
/ gəˈlɛn dəˌsprʊŋ; German gəˈlɛn dəˌʃprʊŋ /
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noun Skiing.

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.

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Also called ge·län·de jump [guh-len-duh]. /gəˈlɛn də/.

Origin of geländesprung

1930–35; <German, equivalent to Gelände countryside + Sprung jump

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British Dictionary definitions for geländesprung

Geländesprung

gelnde jump (ɡəˈlɛndə)

/ (ɡəˈlɛndəˌʃprʊŋ) /

noun

skiing a jump made in downhill skiing, usually over an obstacle

Word Origin for Geländesprung

German, from Gelände terrain + Sprung jump
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