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

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The agency also recommends that drivers carry emergency kits with water, non-perishable food, jumper cables, a first-aid kit, flares or an emergency beacon, hand tools and a flashlight with extra batteries. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois Tollway deploys ‘Hot Weather Patrols’ to help motorists in extreme heat," 19 July 2019 Emergency kit: Carry a kit with a flashlight, batteries, jumper cables, first aid materials and extra water. 3. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "If you're traveling by car this July 4th, here's a road trip checklist," 3 July 2019 In case of an emergency, always carry a flashlight, extra batteries, warning devices such as flares or reflective triangles, jumper cables, a first-aid kit and extra water. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Hitting the road? Here's a list of the nicest gas station bathrooms in each state," 1 July 2019 The trainer returned with an acupuncture needle, a car battery and jumper cables. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "How Do You Say 'Cheesecake Factory' In Mandarin? Behind the Scenes of Life in the Chinese Basketball Association," 27 June 2019 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recommends including jumper cables, flares, a flashlight, bottled water, blankets, a first aid kit, and, of course, a cellphone and charger. Kate Rockwood, Woman's Day, "How to Make the Most of Your Next Family Adventure," 25 June 2019 Someone entered an unlocked garage in the 900 block of North Taylor Avenue and stole two weed-whackers, a set of jumper cables and a spreader valued at $270 at 6:45 a.m. June 16. Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Oak Park resident has necklace, cash stolen while walking along Harlem Avenue," 23 June 2019 There was a ladder next the power pole and there was a belt and jumper cables at the top of the pole. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Skull found in yard belongs to man electrocuted while stealing electricity, sheriff says," 21 June 2019 But does your teen driver know how to use jumper cables safely? Jasmin Radoncic, Good Housekeeping, "How to Use Jumper Cables and Jump Start a Car the Right Way," 5 Dec. 2018

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circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jumper cables

US : 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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