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jibbing
 n.— «Stephen Regenold, a.k.a. the Gear Junkie, pitched a story to us last week about cross-country skiing’s latest wrinkle, Nordic jibbing. The activity of jibbing amounts to cross-country skiers performing jumps and other tricks that Alpine skiers and snowboarders have been doing for years.» —“A short lesson in Ski-bonics” by Willy Zimmer Star Tribune (Jackson Hole, Wyo.) Nov. 17, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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