Webster 1913 Edition
A play among boys, in which one stoops down and another leaps over him by placing his hands on the shoulders of the former.
See also: leap frog
leapfrog (plural leapfrogs)
leapfrog (third-person singular simple present leapfrogs, present participle leapfrogging, simple past and past participle leapfrogged)
- (transitive) To jump over some obstacle as in leapfrog.
- (transitive) To overtake
- This new product will leapfrog the competition.
- (transitive, military) To advance by engaging enemy with one unit while the other moves further forward.
- (intransitive) To progress as in leapfrog.
- (law) [Especially] To appeal direct to a supreme court, omitting an intermediate court of appeal.
to jump over an obstacle
to make obsolete
(military) to advance with one unit by engaging the enemy with another unit