WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
jump•er1 /ˈdʒʌmpɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable] a person or thing that jumps. Sporta shot in basketball made while leaping in the air. Electricitya short length of cable used to make an electrical connection or to bypass a circuit.
jump•er2 /ˈdʒʌmpɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable] Clothinga sleeveless dress, or a skirt with a bib and straps or with an open-sided bodice, usually worn over a blouse. Clothinga loose outer jacket worn esp. by workers and sailors. British Terms, Clothing[Brit.]a pullover sweater.

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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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