Gelandesprung Definition

A jump, as over an obstacle, made from a crouching position by propelling oneself with the ski poles.
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Origin of Gelandesprung

  • German Gelände open field (from Middle High German gelende) (from Old High German gilanti) (from lant land lendh- in Indo-European roots) Sprung jump (from Middle High German sprunc) (from Old High German) (from springan to jump)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Geländesprung, equivalent to Gelände (“countryside") +"Ž Sprung (“jump"). More at land, spring.

    From Wiktionary

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