geländesprung

[ guh-len-duh-sproo ng; German guh-len-duh-shproo ng ]
/ gəˈlɛn dəˌsprʊŋ; German gəˈlɛn dəˌʃprʊŋ /

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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. gelsemium,
  2. gelsenkirchen,
  3. gelsolin,
  4. gelt,
  5. geländeläufer,
  6. gelée,
  7. gelée, claude,
  8. gem,
  9. gem iron,
  10. gem state

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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British Dictionary definitions for gelandesprung

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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