Orienteering definition

ôrē-ĕn-tîrĭng, -ən-
A cross-country race in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar territory.
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A timed cross-country competition in which runners follow a course, using compass and map.
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Origin of orienteering

  • Alteration of Swedish orientering from orientera to orient from French orienter from orient east orient

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

  • From Swedish orientering.

    From Wiktionary