Definition of long jump in English:

long jump

Syllabification: long jump


(the long jump)
An athletic event in which competitors jump as far as possible along the ground in one leap.
More example sentences
  • Padraig Maye proved how versatile of an athlete he is by winning gold medals in the long jump and the high jump.
  • I'm not the fastest but I have always been good at technical events and started out in the long jump and high jump as well.
  • Coomber has competed at amateur level in both the high jump and long jump but never the pole vault.


long jumper

More example sentences
  • Almost without exception, Carl Lewis, the US sprinter and long jumper, and Emil Zatopek, the Czech, have been suggested.
  • One of the most popular heroes of the Games was African-American sprinter and long jumper Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals.
  • The Suns did select Olympic long jumper Bob Beamon in the 15th round, however.

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