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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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  • He rides steeplechases, and though he is half drowned in a water-jump, and suffers other hindrances, he wins the race.

  • With the exception of the water-jump, the country over which they passed was not difficult.

    Ayala's Angel Anthony Trollope
  • Now I 'll bet you two to one he does n't come in second—that boy won't get him over the water-jump.

    Bred In The Bone Thomas Nelson Page
  • The third horse fell at the water-jump, breaking his rider's collar-bone and injuring itself so that it had to be shot.

    Jack Harkaway in New York Bracebridge Hemyng
  • Over more grass; and in front, flanked on either side by a crowd of white faces, is the water-jump.

  • So they passed two or three fences, the horses in the same order, and came toward the water-jump in front of the stands.

    Bred In The Bone Thomas Nelson Page
  • As Johnston was leading his horse away, the gentleman who had fallen at the water-jump came up to him.

    Bred In The Bone Thomas Nelson Page
  • The water-jump was in reality a dry ditch of eleven feet wide from bar to bank.

    Patroclus and Penelope Theodore Ayrault Dodge
  • He learned how to gather himself for a sail through the air over a hurdle or a water-jump.

    Children's Literature Charles Madison Curry
  • The boys spread out and their horses took the water-jump splendidly.

    The Trail Boys on the Plains Jay Winthrop Allen
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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