ski jump

noun

Definition of ski jump 

: a jump made by a person wearing skis also : a course or track especially prepared for such jumping

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Other Words from ski jump

ski jump intransitive verb
ski jumper noun

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Rich history of ski jumping Oconomowoc was also well-known during this time period for ski jumping. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Olympic speed skating and ski jumping both have roots Oconomowoc," 20 Feb. 2018 The use of ski jumps also limits jet aircraft to relatively light fuel and weapons loads, reducing their effectiveness and range. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China's Next Aircraft Carrier Will Be a Massive Leap Forward," 19 Jan. 2018 Women Competed in Olympic Ski Jumping In 2014, the International Olympic Committee finally allowed women, including three Americans, to compete in the ski jumping competition (men have been competing for 90 years). Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan, "The 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014," 3 Dec. 2014 There was a tie in 1968 between Italy and West Germany but it was broken up by taking into consideration the fastest time in the heats. — Norway won gold in the men's team large hill ski jumping to stay atop the medal stand. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Tuesday Olympic Daily Digest: Could the U.S. Men's Hockey Team Medal?," 20 Feb. 2018 Nordic combined features ski jumping and a cross-country ski race. USA TODAY, "The Latest: Luge win keeps Germany atop gold medal standings," 12 Feb. 2018 And there were Chinese participants for the first time in several events, including Chang Xinyue’s 20th place in women’s ski jumping. Washington Post, "China stumbling on path to Olympic glory at 2022 home games," 23 Feb. 2018 Fast facts: First tried the sport after watching her brother, Daniel, ski jump. ... Paul Myerberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's Nita Englund soars to 31st-place finish in Olympic debut," 12 Feb. 2018 Watch ski jumpers compete on Wisconsin's only Olympic-size ski jumping hill Feb. 2-3. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race, ski jumping tournament and more to do in Wisconsin," 28 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of ski jump

1907, in the meaning defined above

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ski jump

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ski jump

: a large, steep platform that slopes downward but curves upward slightly at the end so that skiers can glide down it and jump off the end

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