Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sport of cross-country skiing.
  • n. A cross-country ski run or race.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. cross-country skiing

Etymologies

German : lang, long (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see del-1 in Indo-European roots) + Lauf, race (from Middle High German louf, from Old High German hlouf).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Langlauf (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Is "langlauf" another name for figure-skating, marathon-running, or cross-country skiing?

    The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

  • 9. Is "langlauf" another name for figure-skating, marathon-running, or cross-country skiing?

    May 2009

  • Corvatsch and then right down toward St. Moritz-Bad, walk (or, with a bit of luck, langlauf) across to the big Signal cable, and ascend to the Corviglia slopes, almost without removing your skis.

    Scaling the Heights

  • St. Moritz has everything: skating and curling; horse racing on the frozen lake; langlauf, or Nordic, skiing; and wonderful downhill skiing.

    Scaling the Heights

  • Below Seelos Gully comes one third of a mile of bumpy schuss, over a bridge, a short 'langlauf,' then another bumpy field ending in a grinding right turn into a narrow road.

    Notes on Olympic Skiing: 1936

  • Information: www. kronplatz.com, www. dolomitisuperski.com; www. langlauf-antholz.it.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Skiers were spotted in Truro and in Hayle, near St Ives, and Horsforth Hall park on the edge of Leeds unexpectedly hosted its first langlauf skiing event, between the snowmen and the sledges.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • 'glatt' ice is smooth and slippery, and a 'langlauf' is 'running on the flat.' —

    Notes on Olympic Skiing: 1936

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