gelandesprung

geländesprung

[guh-len-duh-sproong; German guh-len-duh-shproong]
noun Skiing.
a jump, usually over an obstacle, in which one plants both poles in the snow in advance of the skis, bends close to the ground, and propels oneself chiefly by the use of the poles.
Also called gelände jump [guh-len-duh] .


Origin:
1930–35; < German, equivalent to Gelände countryside + Sprung jump

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Geländesprung or gelände jump (ɡəˈlɛndəˌʃprʊŋ, ɡəˈlɛndə)
 
n
skiing a jump made in downhill skiing, usually over an obstacle
 
[German, from Gelände terrain + Sprung jump]
 
gelände jump or gelände jump
 
n
 
[German, from Gelände terrain + Sprung jump]

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