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long jump

noun, Track and Field.
a jump for distance from a running start.
a field event featuring competition in the long jump.
Also called broad jump, running broad jump.
Origin of long jump


[lawng-juhmp, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌdʒʌmp, ˈlɒŋ-/
verb (used without object)
Track and Field. to execute a long jump.
Also, broad-jump. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The little creature pulled off his hat, and with one long jump coming on the fence, he made Phronsie a most magnificent bow.

  • Pat him, Will, and then give me your hand and make a long jump.

    The King's Daughters Emily Sarah Holt
  • The long jump back home, which should have dumped us between the orbits of Earth and Mars.

    Accidental Death Peter Baily
  • Mr. Tiger Cat took a long jump to the sill of a high window.

    Dooryard Stories Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • Both of 'em's corn, and both of 'em may be good, but they ain't the same thing by a long jump.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky Eliza Calvert Hall
  • He could take the long jump, or the long hike, with the grace of a giraffe.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • Whitefoot turned like a flash, his feet gathered under him ready for a long jump for safety.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
  • Any pronounced attempt to make it a long jump will result in a fall.

    How To Ski and How Not To Vivian Caulfeild
  • He would know instantly that thump was made by Timmy striking the foot of the stub after a long jump from the top of a tree.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
  • That's kind of a long jump backward, but it can't be helped.

    Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery Theodore Goodridge Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for long jump

long jump

an athletic contest in which competitors try to cover the farthest distance possible with a running jump from a fixed board or mark Former Austral, US, and Canadian equivalent broad jump
Derived Forms
long jumping, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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