Jackson Haines

\ -ˈhānz \

Definition of Jackson Haines

: a figure-skating spin executed on the flat of one skate in which the body gradually assumes a low sitting position with the free leg held in front with knee bent and then gradually straightens to an erect position

called also sit spin

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after Jackson Haines †1875, American figure skater

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“Jackson Haines.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jackson%20Haines. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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