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 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, "Can Scientists Predict Fire Tornadoes?," 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, "Construction continues for Lincolnwood to switch water supplier to Evanston; board OKs $16.5 million in bonds," 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, "Arizona's George Young, first U.S. 4-time Olympic runner, looks back," 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, "San Diegans capture titles at NCAA track and field championships," 12 June 2019 Entrenched in a two-man showdown and prepared for a sprint to the finish line after nearly 10 laps, Indiana’s Daniel Michalski fell over the water jump on the final turn. Vytas Mazeika, The Mercury News, "From worst nightmare to NCAA champion on final straightaway," 12 June 2019 Indiana’s Daniel Michalski, a graduate transfer, led the steeplechase off the final water jump but fell coming out of the pit. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame boasts first NCAA 1,500 champ since 1926 — by .003," 7 June 2019 My dream toothbrush is coated in a nontoxic version of Rustoleum's Neverwet, the magically hydrophobic coating that makes water jump off surfaces. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "The Quest for the Best Electric Toothbrush," 13 Nov. 2017 Portland State's Sarah Medved uses a late move over the last water jump to claim the Big Sky steeplechase title. OregonLive.com, "Report suggests Hayward's east grandstand isn't in terrible shape: Oregon track & field rundown," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of water jump

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Water jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20jump. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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