geländesprung

noun
ge·​län·​de·​sprung | \ gə-ˈlen-də-ˌshpru̇ŋ How to pronounce geländesprung (audio) , -ˌspru̇ŋ \

Definition of geländesprung

: a jump usually over an obstacle in skiing that is made from a low crouch with the aid of both ski poles

First Known Use of geländesprung

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geländesprung

German, from Gelände open fields + Sprung jump

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“Geländesprung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gel%C3%A4ndesprung. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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