triple jump


: a jump for distance in track-and-field athletics usually from a running start and combining a hop, a stride, and a jump in succession
triple jumper noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Camryn O’Bannon of Bellflower St. John Bosco won the triple jump in 47-06.75. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2022 A day after winning pole vault, Angove captured triple jump to help Bandon amass 56 points and a seven-point spread over the runner-up Wolves. oregonlive, 20 May 2022 Thornwood’s Christine Nosike won the discus in 138-11 and the shot put in 40-3.50, while Bloom’s Bria Armstrong won the triple jump in 38-9.75. Jeff Vorva,, 3 June 2021 On Saturday, Stewart made his eventual winning triple jump of 46-8 on his first attempt and faulted only once. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 25 Apr. 2021 Darrell Sweeting, Long jump, Benjamin sophomore: His school-record jump of 22-feet, 11-inches was good enough for a second-place finish at Class 1A state meet; also competed in the 100, 200, and triple jump; plays football, basketball. Gary Curreri,, 19 June 2021 Holland, Harvey and Perry also thrived in the triple jump finishing second, fourth and fifth, respectively. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 23 May 2022 Portugal also won its first gold medal on Saturday, with Pedro Pichardo winning the men’s triple jump. oregonlive, 23 July 2022 Simone Smith, a junior on the girls’ team who qualified for Saturday’s triple jump, did it too. Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1964, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of triple jump was in 1964

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“Triple jump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

triple jump


: a track-and-field event in which competitors make three jumps in a row after a running start

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