jungle gym


Definition of 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 Daniel loves puzzles, games and playing on the jungle gym at the park near his house. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, "For Anchorage special education students, school closures have an outsized impact," 15 Nov. 2020 Ultimately, the resulting cage assembly looks like a very wide and flat jungle gym. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Watch Contractors Hypnotically Build an Entire Wind Turbine Farm," 21 Sep. 2020 Each mini high-rise is encircled by loops of tubing, making the whole thing look like a jungle gym for baby giants. Andrew Blum, Popular Science, "To hit renewables targets, countries are sharing energy across borders," 8 Sep. 2020 Even as Stone spoke Friday evening, children were power-climbing on the playground’s jungle gym. Javonte Anderson, chicagotribune.com, "‘I don’t know what I would have done if I had been planning a funeral,’ says dad of boy shot during prayer circle at Mamie Till-Mobley Park," 21 Aug. 2020 His son enjoyed recess but said the restrictions on tag and jungle gym use were noticeable. Kaitlin Edquist, chicagotribune.com, "Northbrook, Glenview elementary schools kick off unique first day: ‘It’s both nerve-wracking and exciting'," 25 Aug. 2020 Outside in the afternoon sun, children climbed on the schoolyard jungle gym. Shane Mitchell, Saveur, "Preserving Tradition: Inside One of Appalachia’s Last Communal Canneries," 21 Feb. 2018 Designed to entertain infants to age 13, the multilevel playground features a huge open room with a motorcycle course, 21-foot slides, soccer fields, oversize blocks and a jungle gym structure with different mazes to go through. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Kids Empire pushes forward with Houston expansion," 26 June 2020 This post from Gallup asks companies to stop thinking about careers as a ladder, and more like a jungle gym, designed on matching strengths with work and developmental opportunities. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Super Tuesday changed the Democratic race," 4 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of jungle gym

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jungle gym

from Junglegym, a trademark

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The first known use of jungle gym was in 1923

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25 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Jungle gym.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jungle%20gym. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of jungle gym

US : a structure of metal bars for children to climb on

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Kids Definition of jungle gym

: a structure of bars for children to climb on

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