gelandesprung

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From German Geländesprung, equivalent to Gelände (countryside, terrain) +‎ Sprung (jump). More at land, spring.

NounEdit

gelandesprung (plural geländesprungs or geländesprünge)

  1. (skiing) A jump, usually over an obstacle, made in downhill skiing.
    • 1994, “The World's Greatest Skiers?”, Skiing, volume 47, number 3, page 152: 
      Ove Nygren, the motorcycle-racing man-child of the U.S. Pro Tour, was among the air-happy honchos who thought the event should include a gelandesprung.
    • 2009, “Snowbowl Gelande Championship”, Montana Snowbowl, accessed on 2012-02-04:
      Gelandesprung literally means terrain jump.

SynonymsEdit

  • gelande jump

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Last modified on 4 March 2014, at 18:06