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jump rope

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noun
  1. 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.
  2. the rope used.
verb (used without object)
  1. 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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  • Here was a child who had never played, London-Bridge-is-falling-down or jackstones or jump-rope or hop-scotch.

    Maida's Little Shop

    Inez Haynes Irwin