Definition of lutz in English:

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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.
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: named after the Austrian skater Alois Lutz (1899–1918).

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Syllabification: lutz

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