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

Origin of jump rope

First recorded in 1795–1805
Also called skip rope.
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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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