quer·​sprung | \ ˈkf|erˌshpru̇ŋ, kəˈv|, |ār- \
plural -s

Definition of quersprung

: a maneuver for avoiding obstacles in skiing executed by turning at right angles in the air using one pole as a pivot

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History and Etymology for quersprung

German, from quer transverse, diagonal + sprung jump, from Old High German, from the stem of springan to jump

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“Quersprung.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quersprung. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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