Fosbury flop

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Fosbury flop

(ˈfɒzbərɪ; -brɪ)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) athletics a modern high-jumping technique whereby the jumper clears the bar headfirst and backwards
[C20: named after Dick Fosbury (born 1947), US winner of men's high jump at Mexico Olympics in 1968, who perfected the technique]
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Fosbury flop

The modern style of high jumping in which an athlete jumps head first over a bar, with their back to the bar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Fosbury flop - jumping over the bar backwards and head first
high jump - the act of jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar
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Fosbury flop

[ˈfɒzbərɪˌflɒp] N (Sport) → fosbury-flop m
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Fosbury flop

nFosburyflop m
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