A jump in skiing made from a crouching position with the use of both poles.
A jump, as over an obstacle, made from a crouching position by propelling oneself with the ski poles.
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