the long jump

noun

Definition of the long jump

: an athletic event in which people compete by trying to jump as far as they can He won a gold medal in the long jump. sometimes used before another nouna long jump competitionShe set a long jump record at the meet.

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“The long jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20long%20jump. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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