Children's game in which players hold a rope (jump rope) at each end and twirl it in a circle, while one or more players jump over it each time it reaches its lowest point. Dating from the 19th century, it is traditionally a girl's sidewalk or playground game that usually involves the chanting of a counting rhyme (e.g., “One, two, touch my shoe”). There are many types of jumps, including single, double, and backward; in “double Dutch,” two ropes are twirled simultaneously in opposite directions. Single-rope jumping, or rope skipping, is popular with boxers to develop the lungs and legs and improve coordination and footwork.
Learn more about jump rope with a free trial on Britannica.com.
The acronym SKIP may stand for:
The word skip also appears in several names and titles:
Skip Tracing Moves Into the Tech Age: Automating a portion of skip tracing can increase productivity and stretch scarce resources, but collection managers need to first do their homework. By Peter Lucas.
Jan 01, 2008; With collection managers putting a greater emphasis on automation to bring efficiencies and definable metrics to collections, it...