high jump


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

Examples of high jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sorry, make that Class 3A high jump state champion Kewon Marshall. Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune, 1 June 2024 Abigail Barker won the 100 hurdles (17.79), Maya Stoneking, high jump (4-8) and Briana Pollard in the long jump (15-7 1/2). Bill Blewett, Baltimore Sun, 24 May 2024 High drama unfolded in the boys’ high jump, with Deshawn Banks of Birmingham and Ikolo both clearing 6-10 and Banks, who ultimately prevailed with fewer overall misses, almost succeeded on his third try with the bar at 7 feet. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2024 Birmingham senior Deshawn Banks continued to raise the bar in high jump. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for high jump 

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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 24 Jun. 2024.

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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