long jump
noun Date: 1882 a track-and-field event in which a jump for distance is made usually from a running start • long jumper noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • long jump — long′ jump n. 1) spo a jump for distance from a running start 2) spo an athletic field event featuring competition in the long jump Also called broad jump • Etymology: 1880–85 long′jump , v.i. long′ jump er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • long jump — n the long jump a sport in which each competitor tries to jump further than anyone else >long jumper n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long jump — ► NOUN (the long jump) ▪ an athletic event in which competitors jump as far as possible along the ground in one leap. DERIVATIVES long jumper noun …   English terms dictionary

  • long jump — Track & Field n. 1. an event in which contestants take turns jumping for distance, after a running start, usually into a long pit of sand 2. a jump in such an event …   English World dictionary

  • Long jump — The long jump is an athletics (track and field) event in which athletes combine speed, strength, and agility in an attempt to leap as far from the take off point as possible.Competitors sprint down a runway (usually coated with the same… …   Wikipedia

  • long jump — noun 1. a competition that involves jumping as far as possible from a running start • Syn: ↑broad jump • Hypernyms: ↑field event • Part Meronyms: ↑run up 2. the act of jumping as far as possible from a running start • …   Useful english dictionary

  • long jump — Track and Field. 1. a jump for distance from a running start. 2. a field event featuring competition in the long jump. Also called broad jump, running broad jump. [1880 85] * * * or broad jump Track and field sport consisting of a horizontal jump …   Universalium

  • long-jump — /lawng jump , long /, v.i. Track and Field. to execute a long jump. Also, broad jump. * * * …   Universalium

  • long-jump — /lawng jump , long /, v.i. Track and Field. to execute a long jump. Also, broad jump …   Useful english dictionary

  • long jump — noun (the long jump) an athletic event in which competitors jump as far as possible along the ground in one leap. Derivatives long jumper noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • long jump — noun the long jump a sport in which each competitor tries to jump further than anyone else long jumper noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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