jump rope


: a rope used for exercises and children's games that involve jumping over the usually twirling rope each time it reaches its lowest point
also : a game played with a jump rope

Examples of jump rope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jumping rope: Have your kids jump rope for a timed duration. Catherine Holecko, Parents, 3 July 2024 The Recess District will present the art of performance with rollerskating, gymnastics, breakdancing, double-dutch jump rope and cheerleading as well as a skateboard competition and a wrestling showcase called Bumbermania! Taylor Mims, Billboard, 21 May 2024 Activities include an egg hunt, sports games, arts and crafts, food, a magician, dance and precision jump rope. Janet Kusterer, Baltimore Sun, 26 Mar. 2024 Instead, drawing on Rudy’s synesthesia, the film bursts to life in sequences where the surrounding environment — a nearby basketball game, kids playing jump rope, a lively game of checkers at the park — all become part of a symphony. Cat Cardenas, Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for jump rope 

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jump rope was in 1834

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“Jump rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20rope. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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