jungle gym

noun

Definition of jungle gym

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

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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 Lounge on the full set of living room furniture, or channel your inner child on the abstract jungle gym. The Seattle Times, "Secret Seattle: 10 hidden neighborhood hangouts," 15 Oct. 2018 Some visitors kept a respectful distance from the hulls; others were climbing them like jungle gyms or using paint scrapers to chip off illicit souvenirs. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "Long Live Route 66," 19 July 2018 The home includes lounge space in and out of the sun, a large lawn perfect for a jungle gym and much more. Cara Zimmerman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé Brought Her Twins Home to This $400k-per-Month Malibu Estate," 26 June 2017 The Play Factory Recently re-opened under new management, this Desert Ridge Marketplace spot has a rock wall, jungle gym and bounce houses. Wendy Killeen, azcentral, "Indoor playgrounds, trampoline parks and places in Phoenix kids can play and stay cool," 24 May 2018 Described as a family entertainment business, Funtopia plans to offer youngsters in Arlington Heights a climbing wall, as well as rope courses, cave exploration, tunnels, slides and a large jungle gym, officials said. Karen Ann Cullotta, chicagotribune.com, "New amusement center approved for Arlington Downs redevelopment project in Arlington Heights," 22 May 2018 Bryan Alvarado-Esquivel was sitting on the jungle gym with friends when a man with a gun appeared, police said. Washington Post, "Teen killed for his watch and Gucci belt, police said," 9 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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jungle gym

noun

English Language Learners Definition of jungle gym

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

jungle gym

noun

Kids Definition of jungle gym

: a structure of bars for children to climb on

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