jumpoff

jump-off

[juhmp-awf, -of]
noun
1.
a place for jumping off.
2.
a point of departure, as of a race or a military attack.
3.
the start of such a departure.
4.
a supplementary contest among horses tied for first place in a jumping contest.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase

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jump-off
 
n
1.  an extra round in a showjumping contest when two or more horses are equal first, the fastest round deciding the winner
 
vb
2.  (intr, adverb) to begin or engage in a jump-off

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