WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
jump•er1 /ˈdʒʌmpɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that jumps.
  2. Sporta shot in basketball made while leaping in the air.
  3. Electricitya short length of cable used to make an electrical connection or to bypass a circuit.

jump•er2 /ˈdʒʌmpɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Clothinga sleeveless dress, or a skirt with a bib and straps or with an open-sided bodice, usually worn over a blouse.
  2. Clothinga loose outer jacket worn esp. by workers and sailors.
  3. British Terms, Clothinga pullover sweater.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jump•er1  ( jumpər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that jumps.
  2. Sport[Basketball.]See  jump shot. 
  3. Sporta participant in a jumping event, as in track or skiing.
  4. Sport[Manège.]a horse specially trained to jump obstacles.
  5. a boring tool or device worked with a jumping motion.
  6. ElectricityAlso called  jump wire. a short length of conductor used to make a connection, usually temporary, between terminals of a circuit or to bypass a circuit.
  7. Electricity, AutomotiveAlso called  jumper ca′ble. See  booster cable. 
  8. a kind of sled.
  9. Nautical, Naval TermsAlso called  jumper stay′. a line preventing the end of a spar or boom from being lifted out of place.
  10. any of various fishes that leap from the water, as the striped mullet or jumprock.
  • jump + -er1 1605–15

jump•er2  ( jumpər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Clothinga one-piece, sleeveless dress, or a skirt with straps and a complete or partial bodice, usually worn over a blouse by women and children.
  2. Clothinga loose outer jacket worn esp. by workers and sailors.
  3. British Terms, Clothinga pullover sweater.
  4. Clothingjumpers, rompers.
  • obsolete jump short coat (origin, originally uncertain) + -er1 1850–55


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

jumper /ˈdʒʌmpə/ n
  1. chiefly Brit a knitted or crocheted garment covering the upper part of the body
  2. Also called: pinafore dress US Canadian a sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or sweater
Etymology: 19th Century: from obsolete jump man's loose jacket, variant of jupe, from Old French, from Arabic jubbah long cloth coat
jumper /ˈdʒʌmpə/ n
  1. a boring tool that works by repeated impact, such as a steel bit in a hammer drill used in boring rock
  2. Also called: jumper cable, jumper lead a short length of wire used to make a connection, usually temporarily, between terminals or to bypass a component
  3. a person or animal that jumps



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