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jump-off

[ juhmp-awf, -of ]

noun

  1. a place for jumping off.
  2. a point of departure, as of a race or a military attack.
  3. the start of such a departure.
  4. a supplementary contest among horses tied for first place in a jumping contest.


jump-off

noun

  1. an extra round in a showjumping contest when two or more horses are equal first, the fastest round deciding the winner


verb

  1. intr, adverb to begin or engage in a jump-off
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Word History and Origins

Origin of jump-off1

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; noun use of verb phrase
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Example Sentences

She remembered the curves and stretches, and especially the steep jump-off where the road led down off the rim into the canyon.

From donkey to a ten-foot jump-off on the lake shore in a straight line on a five per cent.

Into his very camp, travelling along with his crowd from the very jump-off, is one of his foes, sir.

“Some jump-off,” observed Bunker, but Big Boy did not hear him–he was looking up at the sun.

These two were outliers to the rest, beating the bushes beyond the Jump-off incessantly.

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