jumper cables

plural noun

Definition of jumper cables

: a pair of electrical cables with alligator clips used to make a connection for jump-starting a vehicle

Examples of jumper cables in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At a minimum, jumper cables, flashlight, gloves, a hat and warm clothes. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 26 Nov. 2021 Park the vehicles close enough that the jumper cables reach each battery. Alex Leanse, Popular Mechanics, 11 Aug. 2021 The only time the Americans showed a spark was when Lloyd and Rapinoe came off the bench in the 60th minute and applied the jumper cables to their teammates. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Aug. 2021 Larceny: Brookpark Road Tools, including an extension cord, jumper cables, an electric ratchet and compressor tester kit, were stolen between May 10-22 at Metro Motorsports, 13405 Brookpark. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 4 June 2021 All in a relatively compact package that will take up less space than a typical set of jumper cables. Brad Moon, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Emergency kit for car Make sure your emergency kit is up to date with blankets, phone chargers, water bottles, non-perishable food, jumper cables, flashlight, batteries and a first aid kit. Brandon Schultz, Forbes, 18 May 2021 That includes jumper cables, an emergency warning triangle, a flashlight with extra batteries, a screwdriver, shop cloth, cable ties, duct tape, and accident forms. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2021 Hopkins and Glover have several tasks planned for their spacewalk, including venting early ammonia system jumper cables and relocating one of them and reconnecting it to the current cooling system for more efficiency. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of jumper cables

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jumper cables was circa 1926

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29 Nov 2021

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“Jumper cables.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumper%20cables. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of jumper cables

: a pair of electrical cables that are used to start a car, truck, etc., when its battery is not working by connecting the battery to another source of power (such as another car's battery) : cables used to jump-start a vehicle

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