high jump


: a jump for height over a horizontal bar in a track-and-field contest
high-jump transitive verb
high jumper noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Top scorers for the girls were Isabella Johnson (first shot put, third discus, fifth javelin) and Sarah Elizabeth Casey (first high jump, sixth 300-meter hurdles). Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 11 Apr. 2023 Arthurs said the Williams brothers will compete in the long jump and high jump, with plans to eventually work them into the sprint relays and 110-meter high hurdles. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, chicagotribune.com, 8 Apr. 2022 The technique was unseen at the time, as athletes in the sport had never performed a back-first high jump, according to Olympics.com. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 13 Mar. 2023 Defending indoor champ in the triple jump and long jump and placed in high jump and the 60 hurdles. Rick Fires, Arkansas Online, 26 Feb. 2023 Finished second in the triple jump in districts and regionals and then sixth at the Class 2A state meet with a personal best of 37-2 1/4, which is the school record; most proud of 5-foot improvement in distance; also competed in 100, 100 hurdles, 200, 300 hurdles, 400, high jump and long jump. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 18 June 2022 Boys high jump: 1. oregonlive, 29 Apr. 2022 Conard’s Kirkutis wins high jump title Audrey Kirkutis of Conard did not have a good meet last week at the Class LL championships, despite winning the high jump title. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 18 Feb. 2023 At 6 feet, 10 inches tall, the former high jump competitor had enough hops to block almost every shot. Odie Henderson, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high jump was in 1846

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“High jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20jump. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

high jump

: a track-and-field event in which competitors try to jump over a high crossbar
high-jump verb
high jumper noun

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