Definitions

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

  • n. A jump in figure skating that is initiated from the outer forward edge of one skate, followed by one and one-half midair turns and a return to the outer backward edge of the other skate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A jump with one (or more) and a half turns in the air.

Etymologies

After Axel Paulsen (1856-1938), Norwegian figure skater.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the Norwegian skater Axel R. Paulsen (1885-1939). (Wiktionary)

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    February 10, 2008