A move in figure skating in which the skater, while skating backwards, jumps from the back inside edge of one skate, completes a full rotation, and lands on the back outside edge of the other skate.
Origin of salchow
- After Ulrich Salchow (1877–1949), Swedish figure skater
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after the Swedish skater Ulrich Salchow.