Simple Definition of orienteering
: a sport in which people use a map and a compass to travel along a route they do not know as quickly as possible
Full Definition of orienteering
: a cross-country race in which each participant uses a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints along an unfamiliar course
Origin of orienteering
modification of Swedish orientering, from orientera to orient
First Known Use: 1948
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