1. A jump or leap made by a skier, especially one in which the skier is judged on both form and the distance jumped.
2. A course or chute prepared for such a jump, especially one that ends in a platform used for takeoff.
intr.v. ski jumped, ski jump·ing, ski jumps
To execute a ski jump.
ski jumper n.
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