long jump


: a track-and-field event in which a jump for distance is made usually from a running start
long jumper noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The first-place winners were: Evelyn Diem, a sophomore at Elgin High School, standing long jump; Charles Hall, an 8th-grader at Kenyon Woods Middle School in South Elgin, 50-meter run; Kaylie Behrens, a 2022 graduate of Bartlett High School, 50-meter run. Mike Danahey, Chicago Tribune, 25 Aug. 2022 The former Mansfield Lake Ridge superstar competed in the triple jump at the Olympics last summer and then had an amazing sophomore season at Florida, winning four national titles (indoors and outdoors in both the triple jump and long jump). Dallas News, 16 June 2022 The boys made their mark on the sprint side, taking the 200, 400, 4x100, 4x200, 4x400, long jump, and finishing first and second in the 100. cleveland, 19 May 2022 The deep Montverde boys stable includes junior sprinter Jayvian Greene (10.40 windy, 21.09, 47.04) and state long jump leader Kyle Johnson (23 feet 11 inches). Buddy Collings, Orlando Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 The sophomore finished second in the 1A long jump and fourth in the triple jump. James Weber, The Enquirer, 10 Mar. 2023 Earlier this month a winner's medal from the 1896 Athens Olympics sold for $180,000 at auction, Cuban shooter Leuris Pupo's gold medal from the London 2012 Olympics fetched $73,200, and his compatriot Iván Pedroso's long jump gold medal from Sydney 2000 went for $71,335. Joshua Berlinger And Adam Renton, CNN, 1 Aug. 2021 Holland tallied three gold medals at the state championships, winning the 300 hurdles, long jump and 4x200 relay. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2022 Team captain earned top honors in the long jump at the FSU Relays in first meet back from hamstring injury; four-year varsity member; part of the school record 4x400 relay team; Columbia University commit ran 50.45 (400) and jumped 22-11 ¼ in long jump. Gary Curreri, Sun Sentinel, 18 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long jump was in 1853

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“Long jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20jump. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

long jump

: a jump for distance in track-and-field competition
long jumper noun

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