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orienteering

Syllabification: o·ri·en·teer·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌôrēənˈtiriNG
 
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Definition of orienteering in English:

noun

A competitive sport in which participants find their way to various checkpoints across rough country with the aid of a map and compass, the winner being the one with the lowest elapsed time.
Example sentences
  • They both represented Ireland on the same weekend in separate orienteering competitions.
  • If you enjoy running or walking, if you are interested in maps and navigation, or if you like outdoor sport, then orienteering is for you.
  • Activities will include canoeing, indoor rock-climbing, abseiling, archery and orienteering.

Origin

1940s: from Swedish orientering.

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