water jump

noun

Definition of water jump 

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

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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 But just then the water jumped chest high, and the PFD slipped from his grasp. Earl Swift, Outside Online, "The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C.," 20 June 2018 The main jumping arena features natural obstacles such as ditches and a water jump as well as the famous 3.5-meter Wall -- a crowd favorite when the horses and riders descend it during the Derby classes. Aly Vance, CNN, "Hamburg 2018: Harrie Smolders on top of the world," 10 May 2018 Clark won the Pac-12 steeplechase as both a freshman and sophomore before switching to longer races without barriers or water jumps last year. Ken Goe, OregonLive.com, "Erin Clark returns to the steeple in winning fashion at Oregon State's High Performance Meet," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of water jump

1840, in the meaning defined above

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water jump

noun

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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