A jump in skiing made from a crouching position with the use of both poles.

[German : Gelände, open field (from Middle High German gelende, from Old High German gilanti, from lant, land; see lendh- in Indo-European roots) + Sprung, jump (from Middle High German sprunc, from Old High German, from springan, to jump).]
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(ɡəˈlɛndəˌʃprʊŋ) or

gelände jump

(Skiing) (sometimes not capital) skiing a jump made in downhill skiing, usually over an obstacle
[German, from Gelände terrain + Sprung jump]
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(gəˈlɛn dəˌsprʊŋ, -ˌʃprʊŋ)

a skier's jump made after planting both poles in the snow ahead of the skis and bending low. Also called ge•län′de jump` (gəˈlɛn də)
[1930–35; < German, =Gelände countryside + Sprung jump]
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