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 They’re made with a soft leather upper which feels smooth against your foot, even in the toe loop. Lauren Fischer, Travel + Leisure, 7 June 2023 Those who prefer sandals without a toe loop or who want the flexibility to wear socks. Sophie Dodd, Peoplemag, 31 Aug. 2023 Three of those are jumps in which the skater’s toe pick initiates the lift off the ice: toe loop, flip and lutz. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2022 In happier news Donovan Carrillo of Mexico, who practices on an under-sized rink in Leon, battled to hold on to a few landings but hit a quadruple toe loop (putting his hand down) to earn 138.44 points for his performance and 218.13 overall. Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 Poised and confident beyond her years, Valieva opened with a clean triple axel and an effortless triple flip before a triple lutz-triple toe loop combination that pushed her score to 90.18 points, just off her world record of 90.45 set at last month's European championships. Dave Skretta, ajc, 6 Feb. 2022 Chaco has a reputation for outstanding traction and highly adjustable straps and signature toe loops that contour to any and every foot. Todd Plummer, Travel + Leisure, 28 June 2023 The athlete, who landed a double Axel-triple toe loop combination, placed fourth with a score of 131.52. Lindsay Kimble,, 7 Feb. 2022 For versatile, neutral sandals under $100, Cole Haan's Flynn Flat is cushioned and now 36 percent off, as is this chic toe loop slide from Michael Michael Kors. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of toe loop was circa 1964

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“Toe loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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