jumper

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Etymology 1[edit]

See jump.

Noun[edit]

jumper (plural jumpers)

  1. Someone or something that jumps, e.g. a participant in a jumping event in track or skiing.
  2. A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection. Also jump wire.
  3. A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.
  4. A person who attempts suicide by jumping from a great height.
  5. A long drilling tool used by masons and quarry workers.
  6. (US) A crude kind of sleigh, usually a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of J. F. Cooper to this entry?)
  7. The larva of the cheese fly.
  8. (historical, 18th century) One of certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
  9. (horology) A spring to impel the star wheel, or a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
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Verb[edit]

jumper (third-person singular simple present jumpers, present participle jumpering, simple past and past participle jumpered)

  1. To connect with an electrical jumper.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the term jump (short coat) in sailors' jargon, probably from Scots English jupe (man's loose jacket or tunic), from Old French, from Arabic جوبّة; see also jibba.

Noun[edit]

jumper (plural jumpers)

  1. (chiefly UK, Australia) A woolen sweater or pullover.
  2. A loose outer jacket, especially one worn by workers and sailors.
  3. A one-piece, sleeveless dress, or a skirt with straps and a complete or partial bodice, usually worn over a blouse by women and children.
  4. (usually as jumpers) Rompers.
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jumper m (plural jumpers)

  1. jumper (short length of electrical conductor)