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ski jumping

  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.
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Origin of ski jumping

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

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Historical Examples

  • 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.