jump-off

noun
\ ˈjəmp-ˌȯf How to pronounce jump-off (audio) \

Definition of jump-off

1 : the start of a race or an attack
2 : a jumping competition to break a tie at the end of regular competition (as in a horse show)

First Known Use of jump-off

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Jump-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump-off. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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