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From a Sony trademark, JumboTron, introduced in the 1980s and retired in 2001.


jumbotron (plural jumbotrons)

  1. A very large video screen, typically used in a stadium or concert venue to show close-up shots.
    • 2006, Evelyn Sharon Ruppert, The moral economy of cities: shaping good citizens (page 139)
      This aesthetic included covering the buildings facing the urban square 'with coloured lights, jumbotrons, and flashing advertising images.'
    • 2007 July 12, Mireya Navarro, “Star Turns, Close Enough to Touch”, in New York Times[1]:
      “To go from seeing him on a jumbotron to touching his shoulder pad, how many people can say that?” said Ms. Jackson, a 29-year-old mother and baby-T-shirt designer.