[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
Games.

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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