[ juhmp-awf, -of ]
/ ˈdʒʌmpˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
a place for jumping off.
a point of departure, as of a race or a military attack.
the start of such a departure.
a supplementary contest among horses tied for first place in a jumping contest.
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Origin of jump-off
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; noun use of verb phrase
Words nearby jump-off
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British Dictionary definitions for jump-off
an extra round in a showjumping contest when two or more horses are equal first, the fastest round deciding the winner
verb jump off
(intr, adverb) to begin or engage in a jump-off
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