kick turn

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noun Skiing.

a turn from a stationary position in which a skier lifts one ski to a point where the heel is nearly at right angles to the snow, then faces the ski outward, sets it down in the direction to be turned, and swings the other ski around so that both skis are parallel.

Nearby words

  1. kick plate,
  2. kick pleat,
  3. kick starter,
  4. kick the bucket,
  5. kick the habit,
  6. kick up,
  7. kick up a fuss,
  8. kick up one's heels,
  9. kick upstairs,
  10. kick-ass

Origin of kick turn

First recorded in 1905–10

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British Dictionary definitions for kick turn

kick turn

noun

skiing a standing turn performed by swivelling each ski separately through 180°
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