[guh-len-duh-sproo ng; German guh-len-duh-shproo ng]
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noun Skiing.
  1. 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.

Origin of geländesprung

1930–35; < German, equivalent to Gelände countryside + Sprung jump
Also called ge·län·de jump [guh-len-duh] /gəˈlɛn də/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for gelandesprung

steeplechase, gelandesprung

British Dictionary definitions for gelandesprung


gelnde jump (ɡəˈlɛndə)

  1. 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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