lover's leap


Definition of lover's leap

1 : a cliff or high point from which disappointed and despairing lovers plunge to death
2 : the move of a man in backgammon from ace point to twelve point in one throw of the dice

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First Known Use of lover's leap

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lover's leap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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