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tri·ple jump • n. 1. (the triple jump) a track-and-field event in which competitors attempt to jump as far as possible by performing a hop, a step, and a jump from a running start. 2. Skating a jump in which the skater makes three full turns while in the air. • v. (tri·ple-jump) [intr.] (of an athlete) perform a triple jump. DERIVATIVES: tri·ple jump·er n.

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triple jump

triple jump In athletics, similar to the long jump with the exception that, from the take-off line, a contestant takes two extended leaps on alternate legs to launch into the final jump.

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