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running broad jump


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
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Foster had already won the running broad jump and was in a fair way to win the shot-put as well.

    Winning His "W" Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
  • If you can beat me nearly a foot and a half at the running broad jump, you ought to be able to beat me at the high jump.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums Burt L. Standish
  • There were but two more events on the program—the mile run and the running broad jump.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
British Dictionary definitions for running broad 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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