[ luhts ]

noun(sometimes lowercase)Skating.
  1. a jump in which the skater leaps from the back outer edge of one skate to make one full rotation in the air and lands on the back outer edge of the opposite skate.

Origin of Lutz

First recorded in 1935–40; after Alois Lutz (1898-1918), Austrian figure skater, who first performed the jump in 1913

Words Nearby Lutz Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Lutz in a sentence

  • But drinking for every triple Lutz, American flag or smirk from Putin could cause a calorie avalanche and sick Sochi gut.

  • Presumably Lutz, who declined comment, would advise on the design and functionality of new vehicle models, his specialty.

  • Since May various GM executives, including Akerson, have been calling Lutz to pick his brain.

  • Former GM chief executive Rick Wagoner, later fired by the U.S., hired Lutz to help improve future GM models.

  • If an agreement is reached with Lutz, GM would gain access to his considerable experience developing vehicles.

  • Make friends readily with no one while travelling, Lutz, yet avoid the appearance of keeping yourself aloof.

    Uncanny Tales | Mary Louisa Molesworth
  • Sergeant Lutz said he'd take it this time, and he rode through to Braska on a single horse,—seventy-three miles in thirty hours.

    Under Fire | Charles King
  • Go while there's yet time and tell Mr. Davies to send me Sergeant Lutz and six men mounted.

    Under Fire | Charles King
  • Already Lutz, who remained with the reserve, had mounted his men and was trotting out to the support of the advance.

    Under Fire | Charles King
  • Lutz and his party had not really checked their gait, and so leaped into the charge with a flying start.

    Under Fire | Charles King

British Dictionary definitions for lutz


/ (luːts) /

  1. skating a jump in which the skater takes off from the back outside edge of one skate, makes one, two, or three turns in the air, and lands on the back outside edge of the other skate

Origin of lutz

C20: of uncertain origin

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