broad jump


broad jumper noun

Examples of broad jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following up a strong Senior Bowl week, the 6-2, 282-pounder astounded observers with a 4.49-second 40-yard dash as well as a 37 ½-inch vertical and 10-5 broad jump. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 At 6-foot, 5-3/8-inches and 338 pounds, Riley had a 25-inch vertical and 8-foot, 6-inch broad jump. oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2023 Williams hit 10-6 on the broad jump and also owns a 40-inch vertical. Michael Haag, Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2023 In addition, Brown recorded the best vertical jump and broad jump of any running back at the NFL combine. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 22 Aug. 2023 Smith showcased his speed (4.39-second 40-yard dash) and explosiveness (41 1/2-inch vertical leap and 10-8 broad jump), presenting a tantalizing athletic package after already demonstrating his quick-twitch agility, relentless motor and run-stopping acumen at Georgia. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 28 Apr. 2023 His 44-inch vertical, 11-1 broad jump and 1.44 10-yard split was tops among safeties at the combine. Eddie Brown, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Apr. 2023 Harrell’s broad jump is better than any recorded by a linebacker at the NFL combine and his vertical would have been good for fifth among linebackers at the combine. Evan Dudley, al, 22 Mar. 2023 Their sister Mya came in fourth in the scissor broad jump with a mark of 27-2 ½ a day after finishing first in the wrist carry. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of broad jump was in 1867

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“Broad jump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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