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high jump Track-and-field event in which a competitor attempts to jump over a bar supported between two uprights. An Olympic sport since 1896, a competitor may have a maximum of three attempts to clear each height to which the bar is raised. The record for men's high jump was set at 2.45m (8ft ½in) in 1993, and women's at 2.09m (6ft 10¼in) in 1987.

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high jump

high jump • n. (the high jump) an athletic event in which competitors jump over a bar that is raised until only one competitor can jump over it without dislodging it. DERIVATIVES: high jump·er n.

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