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jungle gym Syllabification: jun·gle gym

Definition of jungle gym in English:


North American
A structure of joined bars or logs for children to climb on.
Example sentences
  • It has a swing set, a jungle gym, a sand box, and a couple slides.
  • In just a few minutes, I found myself looking up at a jungle gym in the middle of the playground Justin and I sometimes went to so we could talk and relax.
  • A group of children played tag near the jungle gym.


1920s: formerly a US trademark.

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