Definition of Leapfrog

1. Noun. Advancing as if in the child's game, by leaping over obstacles or competitors. "The company still believes the chip is a leapfrog in integration and will pay huge dividends"

2. Verb. Jump across. "He leapfrogged his classmates"
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring

3. Noun. A game in which one child bends down and another leaps over.
Generic synonyms: Child's Game

4. Verb. Progress by large jumps instead of small increments.

Definition of Leapfrog

1. n. A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.

Definition of Leapfrog

1. Noun. (games) A children's game in which players vault over each other's stooped backs. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To jump over some obstacle as in '''leapfrog'''. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To overtake ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) (military) To advance by engaging enemy with one unit while the other moves further forward. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To progress as in '''leapfrog'''. ¹

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Definition of Leapfrog

1. to jump over with the legs wide apart [v -FROGGED, -FROGGING, -FROGS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leapfrog

leap frog
leap in the dark
leap of faith
leap out
leap second
leap seconds
leap to mind
leap year
leap years
leapfrog (current term)
leapfrog position
leaping house

Literary usage of Leapfrog

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Games & Diversions of Argyleshire by Robert Craig Maclagan (1901)
"leapfrog Games in this country in which one person jumps over another are ... leapfrog Is played in the Highlands now as everywhere else in Scotland. ..."

2. The Turf Register and Sportsman & Breeder's Stud-book: Containing the by William Pick, R. Johnson (1822)
"13lb. ; and Mr Panton's Philidor, 7st. 2lb.— 6 to 4 on leapfrog. On Tuesday, in the Second Spring At Lewes, July 29, 1780, leapfrog, 8st. ..."

3. Eighty Good Times Out of Doors by Lillian M. Heath (1902)
"CHECKER leapfrog. The following curious game must be a fun- producing one: Taking a hint from the rajah in Hindostan, find a level field and lay it out like ..."

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