verb (used without object)
Track and Field. to execute a long jump.
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noun Track and Field.
a jump for distance from a running start.
a field event featuring competition in the long jump.
Origin of long jump
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called broad jump, running broad jump.
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an athletic contest in which competitors try to cover the farthest distance possible with a running jump from a fixed board or markFormer Austral, US, and Canadian equivalent: broad jump
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