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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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to play this game or do this exercise.
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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