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jump rope

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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Examples from the Web for skipping-rope

Historical Examples of skipping-rope

  • And Maud put her skipping-rope into the brown paper, and laid it on the bench.

    Golden Moments

    Anonymous

  • The Puncher seized a skipping-rope and did marvellous things with it.

  • It was only because I had no right to come into the parlour with a skipping-rope.

  • A lame puppy would not say “thank you” if you offered to lend it a skipping-rope.

    Symbolic Logic

    Lewis Carroll

  • He had a skipping-rope in his hand and was looking fixedly at the child.

    Marguerite

    Anatole France


British Dictionary definitions for skipping-rope

skipping-rope

noun
  1. British a cord, usually having handles at each end, that is held in the hands and swung round and down so that the holder or others can jump over it
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