jumping jack

noun

Definition of jumping jack

1 :a conditioning exercise performed from a standing position by jumping to a position with legs spread and arms raised and then to the original position
2 :a toy figure of a man jointed and made to jump or dance by means of strings or a sliding stick

Examples of jumping jack in a Sentence

  1. We did a few jumping jacks to warm up.

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First Known Use of jumping jack

1883


JUMPING JACK Defined for English Language Learners

jumping jack

noun

Definition of jumping jack for English Language Learners

  • : an exercise in which a standing person jumps to a position with the legs and arms spread out and then jumps back to the original position


JUMPING JACK Defined for Kids

jumping jack

noun

Definition of jumping jack for Students

:an exercise in which a person who is standing jumps to a position with legs and arms spread out and then jumps back to the original position

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