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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Speed bag, jump rope, things like that. Gerrad Hall, EW.com, 1 May 2023 This isn’t your regular playground jump rope. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, 15 Nov. 2022 Textile powerhouse Loro Piana, meanwhile, is offering not just sportswear but plush cashmere equipment, including a yoga and meditation mat in pure cashmere along with yoga socks and even a leather-and-cashmere jump rope, making a daily practice that bit more appealing. Alexander Freeling, Robb Report, 16 June 2021 Go for a classic jump rope. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 14 Dec. 2022 Or perhaps to jump rope with friends? Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Shay likes to jump rope, go for hikes, and meet up with her buddies for indoor cycling classes. Korin Miller, Women's Health, 15 Mar. 2023 How to: Stand up straight, with your elbows near your ribcage, holding the imaginary jump rope handles in each hand. Andi Breitowich, Women's Health, 1 Mar. 2023 Imagine a jump rope is a light wave traveling through space. Juliette Mcgregor, Discover Magazine, 1 July 2015 See More

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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 28 May. 2023.

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