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orienteering

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

: 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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