jumping jack


jumping jack

noun

: an exercise in which a standing person jumps to a position with the legs and arms spread out and then jumps back to the original position

Full Definition of JUMPING JACK

1
:  a toy figure of a man jointed and made to jump or dance by means of strings or a sliding stick
2
:  a conditioning exercise performed from a standing position by jumping to a position with legs spread and arms raised and then to the original position

Examples of JUMPING JACK

  1. We did a few jumping jacks to warm up.

First Known Use of JUMPING JACK

1883

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