Definition of long jump in US English:

long jump


the long jump
  • An athletic event in which competitors jump as far as possible along the ground in one leap.

    • ‘Lewis did compete in the long jump this morning but she was lying 18th in the competition and decided to bring an end to her brave battle.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cuba's Ivan Pedroso also won a fourth consecutive title and in the process produced the second longest indoor leap in the long jump.’
    • ‘I set the University of Virginia school record in the long jump on my first jump.’
    • ‘The PE coach announced it was time for the long jump and Sam jumped to her feet.’
    • ‘He was very athletic and good at the high jump and long jump.’
    • ‘Jones, winner of three gold and two bronze medals in Sydney four years ago, is scheduled to compete only in the long jump.’
    • ‘In the under-20 age group Claire and Katie Huck both competed in high jump and long jump.’
    • ‘At the same time she was also competing as a diver for her county, and trying her hand at high jump, long jump and discus throwing at a local athletics club.’
    • ‘In Division III no competitor met the qualifying standard in high jump or long jump.’
    • ‘Macey then moved on to the long jump where his first and only legal jump of 7.59m earned him 957 points.’
    • ‘One of the first requests is for music composed to match athletic events - like long jump!’
    • ‘Eleanor O'Gorman and Pat Mulcahy won gold in long jump and high jump respectively.’
    • ‘Coomber has competed at amateur level in both the high jump and long jump but never the pole vault.’
    • ‘The first event was the long jump, her specialist discipline.’
    • ‘Eoin is a member of the Naas athletic club and the long jump is his specialist field.’
    • ‘Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis competed in the long jump in her bid to rediscover form and fitness ahead of Paris.’
    • ‘He was also the Public Schools' athletic champion in the 100 yards, the hurdles, long jump and high jump.’
    • ‘On the track you might see the 200m while at the end of the field you have the high jump event and to the side you have the long jump.’


long jump

/ˈlɔŋ ˌdʒəmp//ˈlôNG ˌjəmp/