water jump


Definition of water jump

: an obstacle (as in a steeplechase) consisting of a pool, stream, or ditch of water

Examples of water jump in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fast forward years later, to Friday at Hayward Field, where Bor had to leap over hurdles and splash through the water jump on his way to winning the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the U.S. Olympic trials in 8 minutes, 21.34 seconds. oregonlive, 25 June 2021 The University of Oregon’s Jackson Mestler looked out of contention for the final until two guys in front of him crashed going over the final water jump. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 25 June 2021 He was passed by Bor right before the water jump on the second-to-last lap, then others in the field surged past him. Lori Riley, courant.com, 25 June 2021 Indiana University graduate was on way to winning NCAAs in 2019 before falling at last water jump. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 18 June 2021 When the fast-moving water hits the low-speed pool below, the surface of the water jumps upward, forming a breaking wave that stays in place and marks the boundary between the two flows. Jason M. Forthofer, Scientific American, 20 Nov. 2019 The Lincolnwood Village Board approved the switch from Chicago after the cost of water jumped 154 percent between 2008 and 2017, according to reports prepared for trustees. Heather Cherone, chicagotribune.com, 2 Oct. 2019 Cooper and Young cooked up an improvised course at Arizona Stadium in Tucson with bales of hay substituting for the barriers used in the race’s water jumps. Frank O. Sotomayor, azcentral, 17 Aug. 2019 The irony of the fall was Fahy and Michalski were stride-for-stride going over the final water jump. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of water jump

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water jump was in 1840

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10 Jul 2021

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“Water jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20jump. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of water jump

: a pool or stream of water that horses or runners have to jump over in a race (such as a steeplechase)


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