hopscotch definition

  • noun:
    • A children's game by which people toss a small object into the numbered spaces of a pattern of rectangles outlined on the floor and get or jump through the rooms to retrieve the object.
    • A child's online game, where a new player, hopping on a single base, pushes a stone from compartment to a different of a figure traced or scotched on a lawn.
    • a young child's game, for which a person, hopping on one foot, drives a stone from a single compartment to some other of a figure tracked or scotched on the ground; -- labeled as additionally hoppers.
    • A children's game in which the player, while hopping on a single leg, drives a disk of stone or a fragment of tile using foot from 1 area to another of an oblong figure tracked or scotched (scored) on the ground, neither the rock nor the foot becoming allowed to sleep on a line.
    • a game for which a child tosses a stone into an area attracted on a lawn and hops through it and back to restore the rock
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To Go in or as if in a few unusual jumps: "hopscotching across lots of brand new cable stations” ( Harry F. Waters).
  • verb:
    • to go by hopping.
    • to go forward and backward between adjacent habits by hopping.

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