langlaufer


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lang·lauf

 (läng′louf′)
n.
1. The sport of cross-country skiing.
2. A cross-country ski run or race.

[German : lang, long (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see del- in Indo-European roots) + Lauf, race (from Middle High German louf, from Old High German hlouf).]

lang′lauf′er n.
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Noun1.langlaufer - a cross-country skier
skier - someone who skis
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Cross-country skiers - known in Austria as 'langlaufers' - have an impressive 75km of trails to use, and as we lazed around drinking and as we lazed around drinking Gluhwein in the sun we watched in wonder as people with heavy backpacks strode uphill.
Cross-country skiers - known in Austria as 'langlaufers' - have an impressive 75km of trails to use, and as we lazed around drinking Gluhwein in the sun we watched in wonder as people with heavy backpacks strode uphill.