short-swing

adjective

Definition of short-swing 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to close out commitments quickly short-swing traders also : short-term sense 2b

shortswing

noun

Definition of shortswing (Entry 2 of 2)

: a skiing technique developed for maximum speed especially in slalom racing and based on sideslipping, heel thrusting, and keeping the ski edges parallel

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translation of German kurzschwung

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