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orienteering

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noun ori·en·teer·ing \ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtir-iŋ, -ˌen-\

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

  1. :  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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