jungle gym


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nestled on the out-of-the-way Clifton Prado side street, the new pocket park boasts a brand-new jungle gym, two-person swing, ADA accessible picnic table and environmentally friendly woodchips. John Benson, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2021 Devon making out with some guy on a jungle gym. Seija Rankin, EW.com, 6 Apr. 2021 The jungle gym by the crater was quiet all day. Anastacia Galouchka, Washington Post, 28 Mar. 2023 Literally a gym set, a jungle gym and a court. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2023 As their children practiced puppetry, raced boats on a miniature river, clambered about a jungle gym and spelled words on a Scrabble board the size of a living room, parents quizzed the attorneys about Jackson’s water crisis and the legal remedies to which they might be entitled. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, 25 Sep. 2022 As for the basement, the team added a rock-climbing wall, a reading nook, and a jungle gym for the kids. Marni Elyse Katz, House Beautiful, 14 Mar. 2023 While youngsters climb the jungle gym and play soccer, parents can sip cocktails in a shaded cabana by the adults-only pool or on a daybed feet from the ocean. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 7 Mar. 2023 Kids ran on the jungle gym playground while other families watched musical performances and took pictures. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Jan. 2023 See More

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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 5 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

jungle gym

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