jumping jack


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jumping jack

jumping jack

n.
1. Sports A physical exercise performed by jumping to a position with the legs spread wide and the hands touching overhead and then returning to a position with the feet together and the arms at the sides.
2. A toy figure with jointed limbs that can be made to dance by pulling an attached string.

jumping jack

n
1. a firework having a long narrow tube filled with gunpowder, folded like an accordion so that when lit it burns with small explosions causing it to jump along the ground
2. a toy figure of a man with jointed limbs that can be moved by pulling attached strings

jump′ing jack`


n.
1. a toy consisting of a jointed figure that is made to jump, move, or dance by pulling a string or stick attached to it.
2. an exercise in which one starts from a standing position with legs together and arms at the sides, then jumps to a position with the legs spread apart and the arms brought together over the head, and then jumps back into the starting position.
[1860–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jumping jack - plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
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Once," said the shaggy man, "I had a jumping jack like that, with two faces.
The crowd went wild and then he done a jumping jack and the whole crowd saw everything.
Twisting, winding, crafty Jumping Jack, Sometimes in front, then at your back.
Jumping Jack finished last in his first three races and Aventus finished last on his debut.
There is a place for skating and remote control boating and jumping jack.
SOME people travel all over To the Christmas markets To see art galleries and museums, Each town has its beauty And own Christmas show So let's go, On the aeroplane On the boat or train, Nothing is the same, In and out of shops Like a jumping jack Going to cafes, Going to restaurants, Money is no object Bags full of food and toys So let's go.
Pershing of Missouri, invented the jumping jack as a drill for West Point cadets.
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Jagger's strutting belied his years on early highlights Jumping Jack Flash, Live With Me a nd Sway.