geländesprung

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

geländesprung (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.

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In English, it may be spelled without the umlaut.

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