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  • n. An item for play or physical exercise consisting of a length of rope with a handle attached to each end, intended to be swung over and under a person jumping in a continual rhythm.
  • v. Present participle of skip rope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a length of rope (usually with handles on each end) that is swung around while someone jumps over it


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  • He might have heard her crying as he squatted under her window while his shaved and sandaled little charges made a skipping rope of his grizzled queue, which was pieced out an extra length for that especial accommodation.

    The Conversion of Ah Lew Sing


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