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[mass noun] The sport of jumping at and sticking to a Velcro-covered wall while wearing a Velcro suit.
- ‘The case is reported of a young woman who suffered a wedge fracture due to axial loading with a flexed spine, in an injury caused by barfly jumping.’
- ‘In barfly jumping, you have to drive headfirst at the wall and roll just as you hit it.’
- ‘It contains loads of hands-on, fun scientific experiments for people to try out like moon-walking, barfly jumping, bubble-blowing and how sounds have shape.’
- ‘Friday was great - we were all in agreement that we haven't seen the barfly jumping like that for a while.’
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