schans

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From German Schanze; cognate with English sconce

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schans c ‎(plural schansen, diminutive schansje n)

  1. a sconce or a similar type of fortification
  2. a platform or ramp used for ski jumpers (or any similar sport) to gain elevation during their jumps

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