step turn

noun

Definition of step turn

: a skiing turn executed in a downhill traverse by lifting the upper ski from the ground, placing it in the desired direction, weighting it, and bringing the other ski parallel

Examples of step turn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eight steps turns out to be a no-go for starting the fire. Doyle Woody, Anchorage Daily News, 21 May 2020 Both steps turn boring skinless chicken into something truly delicious. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 7 Mar. 2017 That step turned into one giant leap, as Serena came back from the brink of defeat twice before the semifinals, then routed Sharapova (who would become No. Chris Chase, For The Win, 9 Mar. 2018 The latest step turns the visually-awkward Skyline Stage, originally an open-air venue, into a flexible indoor theater that expands the footprint of one of the pier's star attractions, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, 20 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of step turn

1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Step turn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/step%20turn. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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