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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tri′ple jump′(n.)

  1. (in track and field) a jumping event for distance in which a participant leaps on one foot from a takeoff point, lands on the same foot, steps forward on the other foot, leaps, and lands on both feet.

    Category: Sports and Games

    Ref: Also called hop, step, and jump.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triple jump, hop-step-and-jump(noun)

    an athletic contest in which a competitor must perform successively a hop and a step and a jump in continuous movement


  1. triple jump(Noun)

    An athletics field event where one has to travel as far as possible after taking one hop, a step, then a jump


  1. Triple jump

    The triple jump, sometimes referred to as the hop, step and jump or the hop, skip and jump, is a track and field sport, similar to the long jump, but involving a "hop, bound and jump": the competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit. The triple jump has its origins in the ancient Olympic Games and has been a modern Olympics event since the Games' inception in 1896. The current male and female world record holders are Jonathan Edwards of Great Britain, with a jump of 18.29 meters, and Inessa Kravets of Ukraine, with a jump of 15.50 meters. Both records were set during 1995 World Championships in Gothenburg.


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