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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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Examples from the web for long jump
  • After her boyfriend taught her the long jump, she earned a letter competing in a regional track event.
  • There are long jump and pole vault areas, and a brand new eight lane running track.
  • His first step is more of a blink-quick long jump, and keeping up with him is a major challenge for tackles.
  • The distance between a pitcher's mound and a home plate is twice as long as long jump records.
  • There are dual horizontal runways for pole vault, long jump and triple jump.
  • After doing so, they run west to an area where there is a five-foot wide long jump.
  • Components will be installed in the infield for shot put, pole vault, and long jump events.
  • There will be four attempts in the shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump.
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
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