high jump


Definition of high jump

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

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 Vince Clemente, who co-produced the 2011 Tetris documentary, compared Saelee’s grip to the Fosbury Flop, the backward-over-the-bar style that revolutionized the high jump. New York Times, 28 Dec. 2021 Alvarado won the high jump and the Girl Athlete of the Year award—a tribute to her performance in many sports, including softball. Maria Abreu, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Sam Grewe of Middlebury cleared 6 feet, 2 inches despite the rain to win the high jump. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 2 Sep. 2021 Pedro Pechardo of Portugal won the triple jump, In the women’s field events, American Katie Nageotte won the pole vault and Iryna Gerashchenko of the Ukraine took the high jump. BostonGlobe.com, 21 Aug. 2021 Darius Hill of Vista Murrieta cleared 6-10 to win the high jump. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2021 Westminster captured the 4x800 relay while Charlotte Houle won the high jump. Ryan Morse, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 29 May 2021 Neuqua Valley senior Riley Ammenhauser, a Michigan recruit, won the triple jump and the long jump and finished second to Andelbradt in the high jump. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, chicagotribune.com, 28 May 2021 Jim Nwalal, also a Wilde Lake alumnus, contributed for the Dragons as well by winning the high jump with a height of 1.93 meters. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, 23 May 2021

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First Known Use of high jump

1846, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2022

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“High jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20jump. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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