high jump


Definition of high jump

: a jump for height over a horizontal bar in a track-and-field contest

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Other Words from high jump

high-jump \ ˈhī-​ˌjəmp How to pronounce high jump (audio) \ transitive verb
high jumper noun

Examples of high jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the field events, Peabody senior Aaliyah Alleyne won the girls’ high jump (5 feet), while Milford sophomore Kiyanni Simas was tops in the girls’ long jump (15-11) and Newton North’s Julia Tulimieri had the best throw in the shot put (33-0). Brad Joyal, BostonGlobe.com, "Eager for a place to stretch their legs, track and field athletes take part in MSTCA Holiday Challenge," 29 Dec. 2020 Instead of handing off to Nick Chubb, who was behind Njoku, Baker Mayfield gave the ball to the 6-foot-4, 246-pound former high school national high jump champion, who soared over everybody and into the end zone for the go-ahead score. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "What happens between the Browns and Ravens in Week 1: Spoiler Alert," 11 Sep. 2020 Lloyd, who is listed as a three-star player by Rivals and 247Sports, is an impressive athlete with a physique chiseled out of granite who impressed onlookers in the standing broad jump, standing high jump and shuttle. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mission Hills’ Lloyd impresses at NFL-style combine for high school players," 20 Oct. 2020 Jones shared the state meet record in the high jump for 38 years and held the IU indoor record for 26 years. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "COVID-19 claims life of former IU high jumper Ron Jones," 30 Oct. 2020 Of course, the high jump bar doesn’t try to tackle you, either. Scott Patsko, cleveland, "What happens between the Browns and Ravens in Week 1: Spoiler Alert," 11 Sep. 2020 Zaharias won gold medals in both the hurdles and the javelin, and a silver medal for the high jump, but only after she was adjudged to have used an improper technique in a jump-off after tying with fellow American Jean Shiley. Ben Morse, CNN, "The 'greatest all-sport athlete' who helped revolutionize women's golf," 8 Sep. 2020 Duncan is a track standout, winning district titles and qualifying for regionals in the long jump and high jump in 2019. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "Ranking the top 10 Dallas-area 4A and 3A football teams heading into the 2020 season," 24 Aug. 2020 Then there are curves in the 400 or 800 meters, distance events and high jump. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Unique high-tech track waiting for competition at Baldwin Wallace University," 18 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of high jump

1846, in the meaning defined above

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8 Jan 2021

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“High jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20jump. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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