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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.

[After Ulrich Salchow (1877-1949), Swedish figure skater.]


(Ice Skating) a figure-skating jump made from the inner backward edge of one foot with one, two, or three full turns in the air, returning to the outer backward edge of the opposite foot
[C20: named after Ulrich Salchow (1877–1949), Swedish figure skater, who originated it]


(ˈsæl kaʊ)

a figure-skating jump in which the skater leaps from the back inside edge of one skate to make one full rotation in the air and lands on the back outside edge of the other skate.
[1920–25; after Ulrich Salchow (1877–1949), Swedish figure skater]
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