jungle gym


Definition of jungle gym

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

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Fashioned from plywood and metal pipe, the makeshift obstacle course looks like a children’s jungle gym, only larger and considerably more dangerous. Los Angeles Times, "An inside look at the subculture of athletes who have devoted their lives to ‘American Ninja Warrior’," 22 Aug. 2019 Teetering up and down on a seesaw, racing across the monkey bars, climbing up a jungle gym—they're all thrills many of us take for granted. Megan Uy, House Beautiful, "There's An Indoor Park For Children With Disabilities All Thanks To This Japanese Architect," 14 Aug. 2019 Teens spent time on jungle gyms, while others were guided in yoga exercises. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "Woodstock Had Some of the Most Legendary Performances in History. But Many Attendees Never Heard a Single Note," 1 Aug. 2019 The sculpture, which was placed at Lake Merritt in 1954, was meant as a sort of jungle gym for kids. Los Angeles Times, "Escapes: This car-free Maine island is a Wyeth painting come to life," 1 Aug. 2019 The park is also scattered with public art for kids to climb, and a small jungle gym will be added within the next few weeks. Grace Dickinson, https://www.inquirer.com, "The Piazza Pod Park opens in Northern Liberties on Saturday. Here’s what to expect," 4 June 2019 Parents and kids first played freely on a slide, swings, and jungle gym for ten minutes. Andrea Petersen, Redbook, "Why Are Women More Anxious Than Men?," 15 May 2017 Moments later, a gang of his friends make our porch and roof their jungle gym, screeching and swinging from every surface. Virginia Van Zanten, Vogue, "Why Botswana Should Top Your Travel List in 2019," 27 Dec. 2018 Shutterstock How playground design has changed Typical playgrounds from the 1980s and 1990s used a prefab system of multilevel platforms, often with slides, jungle gyms, or monkey bars veering off into different directions. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Why cities need accessible playgrounds," 20 July 2018

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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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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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