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Definition of "jumper" []

  • One that jumps. (noun)
  • A type of coasting sled. (noun)
  • Electricity A short length of wire used temporarily to complete a circuit or to bypass a break in a circuit. (noun)
  • Basketball See jump shot. (noun)
  • A saddle horse that has been trained to jump over obstacles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jumper" in a sentence
  • "VON ESSEN: No. And you know, we use the term jumper, and I don't think anybody jumped."
  • "In the UK, a jumper is a knitted garment (also a pullover, or even ‘pully’) and mathematics has always been abbreviated as maths over here."
  • "Leastways in New Zealand a jumper is a warm, often woolly garment worn over the torso by either gender to stay warm"