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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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 In addition to the 45-piece first-aid kit, the Warrior Road Kit comes with a 250-psi air compressor, a reflective triangle and a set of jumper cables. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "The 7 Best First Aid Kits For Any Situation," 26 July 2018 According to the court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Wi’s ex and her children were staying at the woman’s mother’s home when Alexander knocked on the front door, asking to borrow a set of jumper cables. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, "2-Year-Old Boy Killed When His Stepdad Orchestrates Murder-for-Hire Plot — and Hitman Is Sentenced," 3 July 2018 Price had the genial temperament of the good neighbor who always had jumper cables in the trunk of his car in case they were needed. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: Goodbye to a tournament with global appeal - Bill Livingston (photos)," 12 Apr. 2018 Jumper Cables Any pair of jumper cables is better than not having any at all. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Jumpstart a Car," 26 Jan. 2017 Also bring jumper cables, a shovel, an ice scraper, as well as something that can be used for traction, such as cat litter or sand. Lavendrick Smith, charlotteobserver, "If you must drive in Charlotte this week, here’s tips for dealing with the ice, snow," 18 Jan. 2018 In addition, putting together a preparedness kit for vehicles that includes a car charger, ice scraper, jumper cables and blankets. AL.com, "Alabama roadways: Dangerous conditions expected due to winter weather," 16 Jan. 2018 Two men knocked on a door of a residence and asked a male resident for jumper cables. Sarah Lane, Washington Post, "Prince William County crime report," 21 Sep. 2017

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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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