Definitions

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  • n. Someone who competes in the sport of orienteering.
  • v. to race across unfamiliar countryside using a map and compass

Etymologies

Derived from Swedish orientera. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But I suppose because he now knew the course better and also because we ' d driven up with Fred Pilon , a world-class orienteer whom Bruce didn ' t want to embarrass himself in front of, he took off like a bat out of hell, Ms. Goldenberg and I struggling to keep up.

    Tales of the Orienteer

  • To verify a visit to each control site, the orienteer uses a paper punch to mark his or her control card; different punches at each control site make different patterns of holes in the paper.

    Long May You Run

  • I was in the lead, using my training as an orienteer and amateur sign cutter yet again to keep our transit silent.

    Edge

  • But orienteers dispel any math-anxiety-type apprehensions and fear of compass reading by emphasizing that, number one, you can orienteer using only a map; and number two, elementary compass reading skills can be mastered easily by simply showing up and taking part in the events.

    Orienteering: the "Treasure Hunting" Sport

  • I still orienteer, although I'm not even middling at that.

    Kee Yah!!

  • He spent much of his life in Alaska where he was a pilot, competitive skier, runner, and orienteer.

    Dan Ellsworth

  • Django Compass App django-orienteer is a simple compass integration for Django.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Sadie made it safely back to me and Vong (my Cambodian orienteer for the day), and with shaking hands I managed to take a picture after a couple of tries.

    TreeHugger

  • He also was an accomplished orienteer and was certified to compete in bobsled competitions before he died in 1997.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • A Tasmanian athlete has been named Australia's top female orienteer for 2009.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

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