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ski jumping

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
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I came leaping clumsily from point to point with my pole, like a ski-jumping Norwegian, risking my neck at every bound.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • Clark and Smith took me out for a ski-jumping lesson this morning.

    Down the Yellowstone Lewis R. Freeman
  • ski-jumping to the ordinarily constituted person who tries it for the first time is extremely alarming.

    How To Ski and How Not To Vivian Caulfeild

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