water jump

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Frerichs and Cashin led the pack in a two-way battle into the final turn when Frerichs crashed in the water jump. Will Lee For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 11 June 2022 The start line also changes from the backstretch to the homestretch depending on the placement of the water jump. cleveland, 23 May 2022 The University of Oregon’s Jackson Mestler was in seventh place heading into the final water jump. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 21 June 2021 Coburn, the reigning world champ, got off to a slow start and fell on the final water jump to finish 14th. USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of water jump was in 1840

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“Water jump.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20jump. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

water jump

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