Definition of High jump

1. Noun. A competition that involves jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar.

Generic synonyms: Field Event

2. Noun. The act of jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar.
Generic synonyms: Jumping
Specialized synonyms: Fosbury Flop

Definition of High jump

1. Noun. An athletics event where a competitor must jump over a bar placed gradually higher and higher. ¹

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Literary usage of High jump

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1. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Standing high jump forward. Standing high jump left and right (side to the bar or rope). ... "Straight" running high jump (for height). Broad Jumps. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"RC Ewry Standing high jump Sft. 5 3/4in L. Goehring Pole jump 13ft. ... Event Record Holder Running high jump 6ft. l/2in EW Johnson Standing broad jump 12ft ..."

3. Handbook of Athletic Games for Players, Instructors, and Spectators by Jessie Hubbell Bancroft, William Dean Pulvermacher (1916)
"STANDING high jump EXPLANATION. — This event is exactly like the running high jump, except that the jump itself is, in general form and rules, ..."

4. Athletic Training by Michael C. Murphy (1914)
"CHAPTER XII RUNNING high jump THE running high jump is an event which calls for a good supply of natural spring and strength, though the high jumper need ..."

5. The Chicago Daily News Almanac and Year Book for by Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1905)
"Running high jump—S ft. 11 in., made by Dougherty, Biggsville, in 1900. Running broad Jump—2i.88 ft., made by Hails, Cantralia, In 1902. ..."

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