orienteering: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ôr"ē-en-tēr'ing, ōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a competitive sport, originating in Sweden, that tests the skills of map reading and cross-country running, in which competitors race through an unknown area to find various checkpoints by using only a compass and topographical map, the winner being the finisher with the lowest elapsed time.
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