orienteering

noun
ori·​en·​teer·​ing | \ˌȯr-ē-ən-ˈtir-iŋ, -ˌen-\

Definition of orienteering 

: a competitive or noncompetitive recreational activity in which participants use a map and compass to navigate between checkpoints along an unfamiliar course (as in the woods)

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Activities available include campfires, hiking, arts & crafts, canoeing & kayaking, swimming, songs, orienteering and nature. Mónica Marie Zorilla, Philly.com, "45 affordable summer camps for kids," 5 June 2018 The direction of the race changes between loops as well, adding another level of difficulty and more orienteering. David G. Allan, CNN, "The infamous murderer's prison escape that inspired a near-impossible ultramarathon," 26 May 2018 The Trolley Bed Preserve will be the site on Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. of an outing geared toward orienteering, or finding the way using a map and compass. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Connecticut Trails Day Hosts Hundreds Of Free Outdoor Activities," 15 May 2018 Starting in sixth grade, students can join the clubs to compete in shooting events, archery and orienteering. Collin Binkley And Meghan Hoyer, idahostatesman, "NRA gave money to Idaho schools, 4-H clubs, other youth groups | Idaho Statesman," 12 Mar. 2018 Starting in sixth grade, students can join the clubs to compete in shooting events, archery and orienteering. Washington Post, "AP analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools," 10 Mar. 2018 Starting in sixth grade, students can join the clubs to compete in shooting events, archery and orienteering. Collin Binkley And Meghan Hoyer, idahostatesman, "NRA gave money to Idaho schools, 4-H clubs, other youth groups | Idaho Statesman," 12 Mar. 2018 Starting in sixth grade, students can join the clubs to compete in shooting events, archery and orienteering. Washington Post, "AP analysis: NRA gave $7.3 million to hundreds of schools," 10 Mar. 2018 Starting in sixth grade, students can join the clubs to compete in shooting events, archery and orienteering. Collin Binkley And Meghan Hoyer, idahostatesman, "NRA gave money to Idaho schools, 4-H clubs, other youth groups | Idaho Statesman," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of orienteering

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for orienteering

modification of Swedish orientering, from orientera to orient

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orienteering

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English Language Learners Definition of orienteering

: a sport in which people use a map and a compass to travel along a route they do not know as quickly as possible

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