triple jump

triple jump

noun Track and Field.
a jumping event for distance in which a participant leaps on one foot from a takeoff point, lands on the same foot, steps forward on the other foot, leaps, and lands on both feet.
Also called hop, step, and jump.


Origin:
1960–65

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triple jump
 
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Also called: hop, step, and jump an athletic event in which the competitor has to perform successively a hop, a step, and a jump in continuous movement

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