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broad jump

noun, Track.
Origin of broad jump


[brawd-juhmp] /ˈbrɔdˌdʒʌmp/
verb (used without object), Track.
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  • Why, fellows, he holds the Western amateur record for the broad jump!

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • I think Id rather do that than be in the high or broad jump.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • The broad jump is one of the events that we've got to count out, then, isn't it?

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • The two conspirators could see where he had been practicing the broad jump.

    The Rival Pitchers Lester Chadwick
  • Herrick and Litchfield are the best men for the hurdles, and the latter should easily win the broad jump.

  • They got first in the broad jump and pole vault, and tied for the high jump.

  • I followed him with a broad jump, and a prayer about the falling slag.

    Steel Charles Rumford Walker
  • "I don't see any particular reason for anyone going over to represent us in the broad jump anyway," said Frank.

    Frank Armstrong at College Matthew M. Colton
  • Sid, on whom the hopes of Randall rested to win the broad jump, was on his mettle.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • And Eve was showing herself, as time went on, to be the best girl at the broad jump and at putting the twelve-pound shot, too.

    The Girls of Central High on Track and Field David Goodger (
British Dictionary definitions for broad jump

broad jump

(US & Canadian) an excercise and athletic contest in which competitors try to jump the farthest distance possible from a standing start from a fixed board or mark
(Austral & US, Canadian) a former name for the long jump
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