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Meaning of "cresta run" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CRESTA RUN

cresta run  [ˈkrɛstə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CRESTA RUN

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Cresta run is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CRESTA RUN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cresta run

Cresta Run

The Cresta Run is a natural ice skeleton racing toboggan track in eastern Switzerland. Located in the winter sports town of St. Moritz, the 1.2125 km run is one of the few in the world dedicated entirely to skeleton. It was built in 1884 near the hamlet of Cresta in the municipality of Celerina/Schlarigna by Major Bulpett, eventual founder of the St. Moritz Tobogganing Club, and the people of St. Moritz. It has continued as a partnership to this day between the SMTC, founded in 1887, and the people of St. Moritz. The sport of intramural sled racing originated around the nascent winter resort activities at the Kulm hotel in St. Moritz during the winters of the early 1870s, and today's members still congregate for lunch in the 'Sunny Bar' at the Kulm. In the early days of competitive sledding, the predominant style was luge-style racing lying on one's back, but the invention of the flexible runner sled in 1887, known colloquially as 'the America', led to Mr. Cornish using the head-first style in the 1887 Grand National. He finished fourteenth due to some erratic rides but established a trend and by the 1890 Grand National all competitors were riding head-first.

Definition of cresta run in the English dictionary

The definition of cresta run in the dictionary is an activity involving travelling at high speed in a toboggan down a steep narrow passage of compacted snow and ice. Other definition of cresta run is the passage itself.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CRESTA RUN


ancestor
ˈænsɛstə
arrester
əˈrɛstə
cesta
ˈsɛstə
Chester
ˈtʃɛstə
cuesta
ˈkwɛstə
ester
ˈɛstə
Esther
ˈɛstə
fiesta
fɪˈɛstə
investor
ɪnˈvɛstə
Leicester
ˈlɛstə
NESTA
ˈnɛstə
polyester
ˌpɒlɪˈɛstə
prester
ˈprɛstə
rester
ˈrɛstə
semester
sɪˈmɛstə
siesta
sɪˈɛstə
Sylvester
sɪlˈvɛstə
testa
ˈtɛstə
tester
ˈtɛstə
trimester
traɪˈmɛstə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CRESTA RUN

crescively
crescograph
cresol
cress
Cressent
cresset
Cressid
Cressida
Cressy
crest
crestal
crested
crested dog´s-tail
crested screamer
crested tit
crestfallen
crestfallenly
crestfallenness
cresting
crestless

WORDS THAT END LIKE CRESTA RUN

black run
bombing run
chicken run
cut and run
dry run
end run
fun run
green run
home run
in the long run
in the short run
milk run
on the run
press run
print run
production run
red run
test run
toboggan run
trial run

Synonyms and antonyms of cresta run in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cresta run» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRESTA RUN

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Translator English - Chinese

克雷斯塔运行
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Cresta Run
570 millions of speakers

English

cresta run
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्रेस्टा रन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

CRESTA المدى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Cresta Run
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cresta run
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Cresta রান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Cresta Run
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berjalan lancar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Cresta Run
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

クレスタラン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

크레 스타 런
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cresta run
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Cresta chạy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிரியேஸ்டா ரன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रेस्टा रन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Cresta koşusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cresta Run
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Nakład Cresta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Cresta Run
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Cresta alerga
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

cresta τρέξιμο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cresta run
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cresta körningen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cresta run
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cresta run

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRESTA RUN»

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Apparently Unharmed: Riders of the Cresta Run
Club member and investment banker DiGiacomo chronicles the stories of the Cresta riders who come yearly, all of whom experience pain, fear, humility, and, occasionally, immense medical bills in exchange for the exhilaration and courage ...
Michael DiGiacomo, 2000
2
Ian Fleming's James Bond: Annotations and Chronologies for ...
Coventry: a state of ostracism or exclusion Cresta: Reference to the Cresta Run in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The information that follows is from the Cresta Run web site (www.cresta-run.com) and the ChilliSauce.co.uk web site. For clarification ...
John Griswold, 2006
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Ski
Whooshl The St. Moritz Cresta run dispatches the fearless and foolish in a sled called a "skeleton" — perhaps because the ride makes your bones rattle. JADED SKIER Ho-hum, another ski season. There's absolutely nothing you haven't tried,  ...
4
Popular Mechanics
World's Greatest Toboggan==Descent 600 Ft.==Sportsmen Come From AH Europe to Slide on the Cresta Run By A. Sheldon Pennoyer Cresta Leap"« Finishing Point at Telegraph Pole at the Right THE GREAT TRUCKEE= CARSON =SINK ...
5
Snow Country
It was late at night when, half encased in it, I sped down the famous Cresta Run, a long, winding path of ice from St. Moritz to the small village of Celeiina at the bottom of the valley. I was introduced to the hair-raising sport of riding skeletons ...
6
The Cresta Run: History of the St Moritz Tobogganing Club
Schlittensport, Rennschlitten, Skeleton, Geschichte.
Michael Seth-Smith, 1976
7
Introduction to Sports Tourism and Event Management, An
The first downhill man-made ice canal, custom built for the sport of competitive tobogganing, was the world famous Cresta Run in St Moritz, Switzerland. Though no longer an Olympic sport, the Cresta Run still exists to this day and between ...
M. Saayman, 2012
8
Skeleton: High-Speed Ice Sliding
They named this track the Cresta Run. Racers rode wooden sleds down the Cresta Run. Around 1887, racers began lying down on the sleds headfirst. The sleds went much faster down the track this way. By 1890, all Cresta Run racers rode ...
Kim Covert, 2005
9
Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present
The Cresta run is an extremely winding and challenging course with steep banks rebuilt each year by the St. Moritz Toboggan Club in Switzerland. Races typically begin from either the top or from junction to the finish. Top to finish represents ...
David Levinson, Karen Christensen, 1999
10
Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice
Only the St. Moritz Toboggan Club with its Cresta Run survived throughout the period. Skeleton was reborn in Munich in 1967 and the Bavarian Skeleton Club formed in 1969. In that year too, the first artificially refrigerated track was built in ...
John Nauright, Charles Parrish, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRESTA RUN»

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David Gower: why the Ashes is not like it used to be
"I certainly wouldn't have been allowed to go down the Cresta Run [the famous toboggan run in St. Moritz, Switzerland] a week before the West ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
John Noakes: an appreciation
He also had a famous spill from a bobsleigh on the Cresta Run, which left him not only bruised but embarrassed when he was asked to reveal ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
3
Book review: Sporting hero who shone in a bygone era
... (and the Cresta Run) had captured the public's imagination because of the participants' terrifying speed, he could rightly be called a sporting ... «Burton Mail, Jun 15»
4
Village holds traditional summer fayre
... Associations of St John the Baptist Church and Great Gaddesden School, the fundraiser will include maypole dancing, a 'Cresta Run' activity, ... «Hemel Gazette, Jun 15»
5
'Belly-flops and rain: our family fun at Slide the City'
My wife Judy thought it sounded like a less scary version of TV's Total Wipeout, while I imagined it would be like going down the Cresta Run on ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
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7 of the Best Ski Locations in Europe and America
Featuring in several Bond films, St Moritz has also hosted the Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow, while the town's Cresta Run is one of the most ... «TravelPulse, Apr 15»
7
Winter soldier switches Afghanistan for bobsleigh
He also secured victory with his team in the Cresta Run, a bobsleigh run, in St Moritz, Switzerland at the Army Championships. Captain Barnes ... «Harlow Star, Mar 15»
8
Switzerland's Graubünden And The Invention Of 150 Years Of …
Skeleton tobogganers race in 1914 on the Cresta Run in St. Moritz. ... and their 3/4-mile-long Cresta Run skeleton toboggan track is still going ... «Forbes, Mar 15»
9
Is US Dollar Carry Trade a Menopause in the Currency Markets?
... calculate my P&L. This was my first experience with currency volatility and the ride was more uncomfortable than the notorious Cresta run. «ValueWalk, Mar 15»
10
Stick your data! English cricket needs to party like it's 1999 and …
... than convincing leader, but he was given a shorter run-up at the job than a bobsleigh pilot trying to catch the last sledge down the Cresta run. «mirror.co.uk, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cresta run [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cresta-run>. May 2019 ».
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