jungle gym


: a structure of vertical and horizontal bars for use by children at play

Examples of jungle gym in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across the street, Chris Rich and Danielle Dickinson attempt to wrangle their daughters, who are playing basketball and climbing a jungle gym outside Roxbury Village School. Riley Robinson, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 June 2024 That is true of almost all of these men, though, with the exception of my favorite jungle gym, Jason, the only man in the group who actually knows what a Napoleon complex is. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 21 May 2024 Its social media shows a range of items, like furniture, jungle gyms, pop-up tents, tools, household items and more. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 27 Mar. 2024 In 2023, Trey posted a slideshow of photos with Nikki’s children on Instagram, getting their faces painted and climbing on a playground jungle gym. Makena Gera, Peoplemag, 3 May 2024 Other children scampered over a jungle gym and played basketball. Dodai Stewart, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 The tennis court can also be used for pickleball; there’s a cedar jungle gym for the kids; and seafarers will appreciate the home’s 115-foot private deep-water dock that’s nicely stocked with paddle boards and kayaks. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2024 Baseball diamonds, tennis courts and a jungle gym kept a sports enthusiast busy from dawn to dusk. Allen Lockshin, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 On Wednesday, the actress — known for her roles on Law & Order and Rizzoli & Isles — shared an Instagram video of herself attempting to apply mascara while her pet squirrel, Thomas, treats her like a jungle gym. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 7 Dec. 2023

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Word History


from Junglegym, a trademark

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jungle gym was in 1923

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“Jungle gym.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jungle%20gym. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

jungle gym

: a structure of upright and crosswise bars for use by children at play
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