triple jump


triple jump
noun
an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement
Syn: ↑hop-step-and-jump

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noun
the triple jump
: an athletic event in which people compete by making three jumps one after another

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the ˈtriple jump [triple jump] noun singular
a sporting event in which people try to jump as far forward as possible with three jumps. The first jump lands on one foot, the second on the other, and the third on both feet.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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