ski jump


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

Examples of ski jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deineka had often depicted athletes defying gravity, leaping from ski jumps or hurling themselves toward the finish line. Sophie Pinkham, The New York Review of Books, "Realists of the Soviet Fantasy," 18 Nov. 2019 The tale involves negotiating with a highway patrolman, charming a Caltrans worker, building a ski jump under cover of night and, ultimately, throwing caution to the wind. Gregory Thomas,, "Ski-jumping over Highway 50? Here’s how Josh Daiek did it," 8 Feb. 2020 Norway continued to rack up medals, adding two more to its overall count with golds in the men's team ski jump and the men's 500 meter speedskate, as winner Havard Lorentzen set a new Olympic record in the latter. Jon Tayler,, "Monday's Olympic Digest: U.S. Women's Hockey Team Earns Finals Spot; Men Must Win or Go Home," 19 Feb. 2018 Defending champion Norway was second, followed by Austria, which was first after the ski jump. Washington Post, "US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin," 6 Mar. 2018 Norway continued to rack up the hardware, winning gold in the women's normal hill ski jump, where Maren Lundby upset superstar Japanese skier Sara Takanashi and 2014 Olympic champion Carina Vogt of Germany. Jon Tayler,, "PyeongChang 2018 Medal Count: Norway Leads, Germany Golden After Day 3 of Winter Games," 12 Feb. 2018 Admission to the ski jumping competition on Sunday is $5. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race, ski jumping tournament and more to do in Wisconsin," 28 Jan. 2018 The Sun boast an exclusive that Man Utd sent scouts to watch Brescia's teenage sensation Sandro Tonali (pictured above practising for the ski jump) in the goalless draw with Fiorentina a couple of weeks back., "Transfer Rumours: Man Utd Watch Tonali, AC Milan for Lovren, Barça 'Like' Bernardeschi," 31 Oct. 2019 On a 63-degree day in March 1938, the studio snowmen ground 350 tons of ice to create four- and five-foot drifts on a towering ski jump in the middle of the Memorial Coliseum. April White, Smithsonian, "How Artificial Snow Was Invented," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ski jump

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ski jump was in 1907

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“Ski jump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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