- a length of rope, usually with handles on each end, that is swung over the head and then under the feet as one jumps
- a child's game or an exercise using such a ropealso written jump rope
A rope that is twirled and jumped over in children's games or in conditioning exercises.
(plural jump ropes)
- (uncountable) (also jump-roping, jumping rope) The activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.
- The length of rope, sometimes with handles, casing or other additions, used in that activity.
- (colloquial) A single jump in this game or activity, counted as a measure of achievement.
(third-person singular simple present jumps rope or jump ropes, present participle jumping rope or jump roping, simple past and past participle jumped rope or jump roped)
- (idiomatic) To repeatedly jump over a rope, the ends of which are held by the jumper or by two others, while the rope is swung under the feet and over the head of the jumper; to play the game of jump rope; to exercise by jumping rope.