Meaning of barrel jumping in English:

barrel jumping


North American
  • Any of various types of competition or entertainment in which participants jump over (or occasionally into) a number of barrels; especially a sporting event in which ice-skaters attempt to jump over barrels laid in a row along the ice, the winner being the one who clears the highest number of barrels.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Lowell (Massachusetts) Daily Citizen & News.