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jumper

noun jump·er \ ˈjəm-pər \

Definition of jumper

1 : a person who jumps
2 : jump shot
3 : any of several jumping animals; especially : a saddle horse trained to jump obstacles
4 a : any of various devices operating with a jumping motion
b : any of several sleds
c : a connection used to close a break or cut out part of a circuit

First Known Use of jumper

1611

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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jumper

noun jum·per \ ˈjəm-pər \

Definition of jumper

1 : a child's coverall usually used in plural
2 : a sleeveless one-piece dress worn usually with a blouse
3 : a loose blouse or jacket worn by workmen
4 chiefly British : sweater 2a

Origin and Etymology of jumper

probably from English dialect jump jumper


JUMPER Defined for Kids

jumper

noun jum·per \ ˈjəm-pər \

Definition of jumper for Students

1 : someone or something that jumps
2 : a sleeveless dress worn usually with a blouse

Medical Dictionary

jumper

noun jump·er \ ˈjəm-pər \

medical Definition of jumper

: one affected with latah or by the condition exhibited by the jumping Frenchmen of Maine


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