from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports A cross-country race in which competitors use a map and compass to find their way through unfamiliar territory.
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- n. racing across unfamiliar countryside using a map and compass
Alteration of Swedish orientering, from orientera, to orient, from French orienter, from orient, east; see orient.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Swedish orientering. (Wiktionary)