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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First Known Use of jumper cables

circa 1926


JUMPER CABLES Defined for English Language Learners

jumper cables

noun

Definition of jumper cables for English Language Learners

  • : 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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