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water jump

any small body of water that a horse must jump over, as in a steeplechase.
Origin of water jump
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I was startled out of my confidence by the sound of terrific yells, just as I stepped cautiously into the water jump.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • Only on the last round of the course was the water jump omitted.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • If this is neglected, the fair equestrian, in attempting a water jump, will inevitably find herself in the brook.

    The Barb and the Bridle Vielle Moustache
  • It finished up with what Kitty called a water jump, though no one could possibly have jumped it.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • I do not think that out hunting it is usual to expect a horse to negotiate a water jump of say over 12 feet in width.

    The Horsewoman Alice M. Hayes
  • The Duke pointed out the water jump with some trepidation, but the Prince's glasses rested on it only for a moment.

    The Illustrious Prince E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • All these were comparatively easy of surmountal in comparison with the water jump.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
  • They lost the race at once by not taking the water jump and galloping their horses through it without jumping it.

    A Danish Parsonage John Fulford Vicary
  • The horses were approaching the water jump, and the travellers put down their newspapers and crowded to the window.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys Lewis Hough
  • And right now, while I think of it, do try not to take off too soon at the water jump.

    For the Honor of the School Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for water jump

water jump

a ditch, brook, or pond over which athletes or horses must jump in a steeplechase or similar contest
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