: a backward figure-skating jump with a takeoff from the outside edge of one skate followed by a full turn in the air and a landing on the outside edge of the other skate

Examples of lutz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lutz sometimes comes at the end of a relatively long glide, especially in women’s skating. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2022 Their secret weapon is side-by-side triple lutzes, the hardest side-by-side jump in the event. Chris Schleicher, Time, 14 Feb. 2018 Shcherbakova, who also won last month’s Skate America, included a triple lutz-triple loop combination and three more triples. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Nov. 2019 The kitchen’s salchows, lutzes and triple axels are matched by a classical sense of what tastes good with what. Pete Wells, New York Times, 10 Dec. 2019 Messing’s quad toe jump is dependable but his quad lutz is less consistent. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Nov. 2019 Alysa Liu became the first American woman to land a quad jump in competition on Saturday, hitting her signature quadruple lutz during a free skate to win the Junior Grand Prix. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, 1 Sep. 2019 Fourteen-year-old Alysa Liu successfully landed a quadruple lutz, widely considered the hardest jump in figure skating, during the US champion’s long program at the Aurora Games in Albany, N.Y. . . . BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 Program highlights included a clean double lutz and a clean double flip combination, as well as a layback spin. baltimoresun.com, 23 Aug. 2019

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Word History


probably irregular from Gustave Lussi †1993 American (Swiss-born) figure-skating coach

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lutz was in 1938

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“Lutz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lutz. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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