Definition of orienteering in English:


Line breaks: orient|eer|ing
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːrɪɛnˈtɪərɪŋ
, ˌɒr-/


[mass noun]
A competitive sport in which runners have to find their way across rough country with the aid of a map and compass.
More 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.


1940s: from Swedish orientering.

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