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Meaning of ski jump

ski' jump"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a snow-covered chute or slide at the side of a hill or built up on top of the hill, the base of the chute having a horizontal ramp that enables a skier to speed down the chute, take off at the end of the ramp, and land further down the hill.
  2. a jump made by a skier from a ski jump.
  3. to execute or make a ski jump.
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