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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + Sprung, jump (from Middle High German sprunc, from Old High German, from springan, to jump).]
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