ski jumping

noun
  1. a competitive event, included in the Nordic combined, in which a skier jumps from a ski jump, often traveling 230 to 300 feet (70 to 90 meters) in the air, with scores being based on both the skier's form and the distance of the jump.

Origin of ski jumping

First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ski jumping

Historical Examples of ski jumping

  • Clark and Smith took me out for a ski-jumping lesson this morning.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • I came leaping clumsily from point to point with my pole, like a ski-jumping Norwegian, risking my neck at every bound.

  • Ski-jumping to the ordinarily constituted person who tries it for the first time is extremely alarming.