ge·​län·​de·​sprung gə-ˈlen-də-ˌshpru̇ŋ How to pronounce geländesprung (audio)
: a jump usually over an obstacle in skiing that is made from a low crouch with the aid of both ski poles

Word History


German, from Gelände open fields + Sprung jump

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geländesprung was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Geländesprung.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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