a toy consisting of a jointed figure that is made to jump, move, or dance by pulling a string or stick attached to it.
Also called side-straddle hop [sahyd-strad-l] /ˈsaɪdˈstræd l/ (Show IPA). a conditioning exercise performed by starting from a standing position with legs together and arms resting at the sides and then jumping to a position with the legs spread apart and out to the sides while simultaneously extending the arms out from the sides to an overhead position with the hands touching and finishing by reversing these movements to return to the starting position.
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
a toy figure of a man with jointed limbs that can be moved by pulling attached strings
- Jumping-off place
[juhm-ping-awf, -of] /ˈdʒʌm pɪŋˈɔf, -ˈɒf/ noun 1. a place for use as a starting point: Paris was the jumping-off place for our tour of Europe. 2. an out-of-the-way place; the farthest limit of anything settled or civilized. noun 1. a starting point, as in an enterprise 2. a final or extreme condition 3. (Canadian) a […]
noun 1. any of numerous lice, of the family Psyllidae, that feed on plant juices and are sometimes pests of fruits and vegetables.
noun 1. any of several small, hairy spiders, of the family Salticidae, that stalk and jump upon their prey instead of snaring it in a web. noun 1. any spider of the family Salticidae, esp Attulus saltator, that catch their prey by hunting and can jump considerable distances
- Jump it
verb phrase To play in a swing music style: Then the band would ”jump it” and O’Connell would join in a swinging rendition (1930s+ Jive talk)