hop, step, and jump
noun Date: circa 1719 triple jump

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hop step and jump — Hop Hop, n. 1. A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring. [1913 Webster] 2. A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {Hop, skip and jump}, {Hop, step and a jump} or {Hop, step and jump}, 1. a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hop, step, and jump — hop′, step′, and jump′ n. spo triple jump • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • hop, step, and jump — noun : a field event in which the participants cover as much ground as possible by a hop, stride, and jump in succession usually after a running start * * * Track. See triple jump. [1710 20] * * * hop, step, and jump, = hop, skip, and jump (def.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop, step, and jump — ► hop, skip (or step) , and jump 1) old fashioned term for TRIPLE JUMP(Cf. ↑triple jump). 2) informal a short distance. Main Entry: ↑hop …   English terms dictionary

  • hop-step-and-jump — noun an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement • Syn: ↑triple jump • Hypernyms: ↑athletic contest, ↑athletic competition, ↑athletics …   Useful english dictionary

  • hop, step, and jump — Track. See triple jump. [1710 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • hop step and jump — noun (singular) informal the triple jump …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hop, step, and jump — noun 1. → triple jump. 2. a short distance …   Australian English dictionary

  • hop step and jump — short distance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hop, step, and jump, the — hop, ,step, and jump, the noun the TRIPLE JUMP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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