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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References in classic literature ?
Once," said the shaggy man, "I had a jumping jack like that, with two faces.
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So Jumping Jack Cash told the busker you can't always get what you want
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It opens with Mick Jagger knifing his hips through a storming Jumping Jack Flash, and every few songs tosses in some archive interview footage, including an early appearance on Parky.
IN the red corner, it's Jumping Jack McConnell lashing out with plans to slash pensioner council taxes by a third.
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My friend Rose trod on a lit jumping jack firework and hurt her foot.
But Galloway steer Jumping Jack - owned by Jim Ross, of Shawhead, near Dumfries, repeatedly dribbled and snorted on to the prince's polished shoe.
WHEN Jumping Jack Flash is dancing in his seat, wearing a green party hat and screaming at a crocodile, you know it's a special night