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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ski jump intransitive verb
ski jumper noun

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The club built a large (90 feet high) and small (12 feet) ski jump on the crest of the hollow. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Olympic speed skating and ski jumping both have roots Oconomowoc," 20 Feb. 2018 Germany still remains second in the ranks (17) as Jacqueline Loelling took home silver in women’s skeleton and Andreas Wellinger came in second in men’s ski jumping large hill. Jenna West, SI.com, "PyeongChang Olympics Medal Count: Norway Still Leading; Hanyu Wins 1,000th Winter Games Gold," 17 Feb. 2018 Will and Kate walked through the Holmenkollen ski museum and then watched a demonstration from some of Norway’s top under-18 ski jumpers, before meeting them at the top of the ski jump. Erin Hill, PEOPLE.com, "Winter Romance! Prince William and Kate Middleton Are a Couple of Snow Bunnies in Norway," 2 Feb. 2018 Meanwhile, broadcasts of short track and ski jumping more selectively benefit from good camera work. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "The Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR: A pain in many ways, but gosh, those sparkles," 15 Feb. 2018 The proposed ski jumps for the Winter Olympics in Denver would be held on this hill in Evergreen. Jeremy Fuchs, SI.com, "'Colorado Would Be Laughing Stock of the World': Remembering Denver's Disastrous 1976 Olympic Bid," 6 Feb. 2018 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

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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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