Definition of lutz in English:

lutz

Syllabification: lutz
Pronunciation: /ləts, lo͝ots
 
/
(also Lutz)

noun

Figure Skating
  • A jump with a backward takeoff from the backward outside edge of one skate to the backward outside edge of the other, with one or more full turns in the air.
    More example sentences
    • Volchkova already has one of the best triple lutzes in ladies skating as well as a triple lutz/triple toe combination.
    • Four years later, he landed his first triple jump, a salchow, but the triple lutz is his favorite jump.
    • Serov finished third in the short with the only clean program, completing a triple lutz, triple axel and triple flip-triple toe loop combination.

Origin

1930s: probably from the name of Gustave Lussi (born 1898), who invented it.

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