jump rope


Definition of 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 There was also a jump rope with the same dark monogram handles ($670). Blue Carreon, Forbes, 6 Oct. 2021 So Robinson sent out a social media post asking if other women would be interested in coming out to jump rope. Janice Neumann, chicagotribune.com, 9 Sep. 2021 For dads who love to be active whenever, wherever, this innovative jump rope by MoMA Design Store uses 23 LEDs to display the jump count in midair — so dads can stay focused on pushing themselves. Angela Lei, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Stand with feet together and a jump rope handle in each hand with the rope behind your heels. Mallory Creveling, Health.com, 14 May 2021 Daniel Swain, a climate researcher at the University of California at Los Angeles, says this is best illustrated by flicking a jump rope up and down until its waves seem to stand still. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 28 June 2021 In addition to food and music, there will be art activities, a basketball competition featuring shooting and three-on-three games along with a double Dutch jump rope contest. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, 17 June 2021 In addition, an age-appropriate book, encouraging notes from members, a jump rope, pencil and sharpener were added to the reusable bag. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 May 2021 Some people started running or biking; others picked up a jump rope or tennis racket. Ashley Mateo, Health.com, 27 May 2021

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First Known Use of jump rope

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jump rope was in 1834

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18 Oct 2021

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“Jump rope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20rope. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jump rope

: a rope used in exercise or a children's game that involves jumping over it when it is swung near the ground
: the game of jumping over a jump rope

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