[Ads-l] Antedating of "Triple Jump"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 22 23:20:15 EST 2022

Remarkable that OED2 didn't have anything earlier than 1964, considering
that "triple jump" has been an Olympic event since the inaugural 1896

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:04 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> triple jump (OED 1964)
> 1883 St. Louis Globe-Democrat 9 Nov. 8/2 (Newspapers.com)  In making
> double and triple jumps, Hamilton clears only a short space on the first
> jump, and then bounds into the air and covers ground at an astonishing rate
> in successive jumps.

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