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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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