Lutz

Lutz

[luhts]
noun (sometimes lowercase) Skating.
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:
1935–40; allegedly after Gustave Lussi (born 1898), Swiss figure skater, though the change in form is unexplained

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Lutz
Collins
World English Dictionary
lutz (luːts)
 
n
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
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

lutz
"skating jump," 1938, alt. of name of Austrian figure skater Alois Lutz (18981918), who invented it.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature