noun, often capitalized
sal·​chow | \ ˈsal-ˌkau̇ How to pronounce salchow (audio) , -ˌkȯv, -(ˌ)kō \

Definition of salchow

: a figure-skating jump with a takeoff from the back inside edge of one skate followed by one or more full turns in the air and a landing on the back outside edge of the opposite skate

Examples of salchow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The quad salchow carries a base value of 9.70 points; Mr. Hanyu was given none of them. Dave Skretta, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Feb. 2022 The difference in gold may have come down to Sui and Han opening with a quad twist, a high-scoring element that made up for a sloppy triple salchow and kept them from losing their lead of 16 hundredths of a point after the short program. Dave Skretta, ajc, 19 Feb. 2022 Valieva was shaky on an opening quad salchow, then stepped out on a triple axel and fell altogether on a quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination. Dave Skretta,, 17 Feb. 2022 Female skaters who have landed the quad in international competition At the junior world championships, Trusova, now known as the Quad Queen, landed two quads — a toe loop and a salchow. New York Times, 16 Feb. 2022 The Chinese pairs team Sui Wenjing and Han Cong has landed quad salchow throws and quad twists in competition. Joyce Rubin, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2022 During the 45-minute session, Valieva threw down four quad jumps, including one in a potentially high-scoring combination with a triple salchow. Graham Dunbar And James Ellingworth, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2022 Chen, who is from Salt Lake City, took off with an opening quad salchow. Bernie Wilson, Chron, 10 Feb. 2022 During her women's long program for the team event, Valieva landed a quadruple salchow. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 7 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of salchow

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for salchow

Ulrich Salchow †1949 Swedish figure skater

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“Salchow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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