Meaning of jump-off


Pronunciation: ( jump'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. a place for jumping off.
  2. a point of departure, as of a race or a military attack.
  3. the start of such a departure.
  4. a supplementary contest among horses tied for first place in a jumping contest.
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