- Also jump roping. a children's game or an exercise for children and adults in which a rope is swung over and under the standing jumper, who must leap over it each time it reaches the feet.
- the rope used.
- to play this game or do this exercise.
Origin of jump rope
First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called skip rope.
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