toe loop


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 Despite its open-toe, breathable style, the Cairn Adventure is incredibly secure thanks to four 0.75-inch straps and a plugless toe loop. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 Chen has successfully landed five types of quad in competition: toe loop, loop, Salchow, flip, and Lutz. Joyce Rubin, Vogue, 7 Feb. 2022 Alexandra Trusova is the second woman to land that jump and has successfully landed the quad lutz, flip, and toe loop. Joyce Rubin, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2022 The jumps are household names, at least in figure skating households: salchow, axel, lutz, loop, flip and toe loop. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2022 Skating to a compilation of Elton John’s music, Nathan executed a remarkable performance that included a triple axel, a triple lutz, and a triple toe loop combination. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 11 Feb. 2022 Valieva fell again on her other quad toe loop, keeping her from completing that combination, and spun out on another jump late in the program — though by that point, her fate was sealed. Dave Skretta, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Feb. 2022 World champion Anna Shcherbakova, the third member of the ROC team, has landed a quad lutz in combination with a triple toe loop. Joyce Rubin, Vogue, 15 Feb. 2022 Skaters should be mathematically able to do a quint Salchow or toe loop. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of toe loop

circa 1964, in the meaning defined above

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1 Sep 2022

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“Toe loop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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