Definition of broad jump in US English:

broad jump


North American
  • another term for long jump
    • ‘The players also were tested in the bench press, broad jump, vertical jump, short shuttle and 3-cone drill before concluding the workout with positional drills.’
    • ‘At the Berlin games, the last before World War II, Hitler walked out on Jesse Owens, refusing to watch the African-American athlete compete in the broad jump.’
    • ‘He also leaps one inch higher in the vertical jump and four inches farther in the broad jump than he had at the NFL Scouting Combine in late February.’
    • ‘He was the one, who encouraged me to take to the broad jump.’
    • ‘His first trial at the running broad jump was not satisfactory.’
    • ‘Within a span of 45 minutes, he tied the world record in the 100-meter dash and broke world records in the broad jump, 200-yard dash, and 220-yard low hurdles.’
    • ‘As a freshman, Breck tried out for the track squad and lettered in the broad jump and 100-yard dash.’
    • ‘Suggs did not lift because of a tight shoulder, but he completed the rest of his workout with an impressive broad jump, vertical jump and short shuttle.’
    • ‘Did not run well at the Combine, but his 10-3 broad jump was best among running backs.’
    • ‘Next there is a wrestling match, the broad jump, the javelin, and boxing.’
    • ‘We did the static stations first, which are those for standing broad jump, shuttle run, sit-ups and chin-ups.’
    • ‘Brackins also performs in the broad jump, 20-and 60-yard shuttles and the 3-cone drill.’


broad jump

/ˈbrôd ˌjəmp//ˈbrɔd ˌdʒəmp/