a jump for distance from a running start.
a field event featuring competition in the long jump.
- Also called broad jump, running broad jump.
Other definitions for long-jump (2 of 2)
Track and Field. to execute a long jump.
- Also broad-jump.
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How to use long jump in a sentence
She excelled and was recruited to Harvard to compete in the 100 m, 200 m, long jump, and triple jump.Gabby Thomas Is the Harvard Grad and Epidemiologist Who Just Won Olympic Bronze | Melissa Locker | August 3, 2021 | Time
More radically, a Mark Cuban-backed enterprise called the World 1 League is attempting to reinvent traditional Olympic events like the 100 meters and the long jump for the social media era.
Not some hyper-long jump, but we usually pick up the season within a day or two.How the Dark and Stylish Drama ‘Suits’ Became USA’s Best Show | Jason Lynch | March 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Here it became necessary for them to take the chance of a long jump.The Call of the Beaver Patrol | V. T. Sherman
He could trot along here quite a distance and then make a long jump into the woods.Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
I never come here without remembering Rhazon and his crew on that long jump.The Colors of Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
I was off watch, waiting for cold-sleep—we're just about to make the long jump—when Vorongil came to my quarters.The Colors of Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
In the long jump the athlete employs all the impetus he can acquire by a sprint of about 30 yards.
British Dictionary definitions for long jump
an athletic contest in which competitors try to cover the farthest distance possible with a running jump from a fixed board or mark: Former Austral, US, and Canadian equivalent: broad jump
- long jumping, noun
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