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

Examples of triple jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Malia Jones Oceanside Girls track and field Capturing the Avocado League triple jump with a season-best of 38 feet, 11 ½ inches, the freshman moved to No. 3 in the state. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2024 Frisco Panther Creek continued its strong showing at the UIL state meet with Hannah Ford winning the Class 4A girls triple jump with a 40-0 mark. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 May 2024 Roxy Meyer of Dana Hills took home girls field athlete of the meet honors, finishing first in the long jump, triple jump and high jump. Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register, 13 Apr. 2024 Female pairs skaters must have the strength to stabilize themselves high in the air and enough control to land powerful throw triple jumps on a narrow blade of steel. Holly Yan, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 Success in the triple jump, known for its hop, skip and jump, requires refined technique and explosiveness. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 Kenneth Tucker, Bellarmine track and field: The senior finished first in the triple jump with a leap of 47 feet, 2 inches at the Lynbrook Invitational. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 25 Mar. 2024 However, Howard pulled away thanks in large part to the triple jump. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 29 Jan. 2024 The triple jump, however, is the biggest challenge as his best is 46-3 as a sophomore at the section prelims. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2024

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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 27 May. 2024.

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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