kick turn


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.

Origin of kick turn

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for kick turn

Historical Examples of kick turn

  • The same points are to be noticed as when using a jump in the place of a kick-turn.

  • The usual procedure is to make what is known as a kick-turn.

  • There is another very convenient modification of the kick-turn which can be performed without coming to a standstill at all.

  • Another way of making the kick-turn is to go backwards through the whole process first described.

  • Place heels together and knees touching, and try to turn toes outwards until feet are in a straight line (kick-turn).

British Dictionary definitions for kick turn

kick turn


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