toe loop

noun

Definition of toe loop

: a backward jump in figure skating with a takeoff from the outside edge of one skate followed by a full turn in the air and a landing on the outside edge of the same skate

Examples of toe loop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, there is a base value of 13.6 points for a quad Lutz, 12.3 for a quad flip, 12 for a quad loop, 10.5 for a quad Salchow and 10.3 for a quad toe loop. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2018 Here’s your cheat sheet for telling six figure skating jumps apart during the Winter Olympics, from an axel to a toe loop, salchow and lutz jump. Alice Park, Time, 8 Feb. 2018 Seemingly crumbling under the pressure, Nathan Chen’s delivered a disastrous short program, falling on a quad lutz, stepping out of a quad toe loop and putting a hand down on a triple axel. Chris Schleicher, Time, 16 Feb. 2018 Tennell, a 20-year-old jumping machine, held onto a poor landing on the opening jump of her combination, the triple lutz, but then fell trying the triple toe loop. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, 20 Feb. 2018 Chen, the 2017 U.S. champion, put her hand down on her opening triple lutz and skipped the second part, a triple toe loop. Helene Elliott, latimes.com, 21 Feb. 2018 Fans don’t need to know a Lutz from a Salchow or a loop from a toe loop to be engaged by men’s skating at the Olympics. New York Times, 2 Jan. 2018 But after landing her opening triple lutz, Tennell was unable to hold onto her triple toe loop, falling on the second half of a combination that had become so familiar. Dave Skretta, chicagotribune.com, 21 Feb. 2018 Tennell went down during her a triple toe loop after landing a triple lutz. Tess Koman, Cosmopolitan, 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of toe loop

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Toe loop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toe%20loop. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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