long jump


Definition of long jump

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

Other Words from long jump

long jumper noun

Examples of long jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Haessly also competes in sprints and the long jump in track and field. Michael Osipoff, chicagotribune.com, 11 Nov. 2021 Owns personal bests of a 10.80 100 and a 21.93 200, along with a long jump of 24-plus feet. oregonlive, 7 Oct. 2021 The 63-yarder passed into N.F.L. lore and was unsurpassed for 43 years — 20 years longer than Bob Beamon’s epic long jump at the 1968 Olympics, which has become synonymous with paradigm-shattering records. New York Times, 30 Sep. 2021 The long jump is Roberts’s best event—her nickname is Jumpin’ Jay. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 2 Sep. 2021 Merrill, who competes using a prosthetic commonly called a blade, tried every track and field event and gravitated to the long jump and sprinting events. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, 31 Aug. 2021 The winning long jump at this year's Olympics was 8.41 meters. Stephen Wade, ajc, 27 Aug. 2021 The versatile junior is All-State in the 400 and long jump, and won the Macomb County championship and Grosse Pointe South regional in each. Wright Wilson, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2021 The result sparked a blistering tweet from Lewis, whose 10 Olympic medals in sprints and long jump include nine golds. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, 5 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of long jump

1853, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2022

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“Long jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20jump. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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