jumper cables

plural noun

: 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 In addition to jumper cables, a first aid kit, a flashlight, and extra bottles of water, this emergency blanket comes with me on every drive. Kristy Alpert, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2024 Luckily, Target’s $32 Justin Case Deluxe Safety Kit has it all, including gauge jumper cables for a dead battery, a tow strap, gloves, a poncho, a first aid kit, and even a head lamp. Megan Schaltegger, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2024 Broncos Country has Sean Payton, jumper cables at the ready, to turn this Orange & Blue postseason engine over. Ryan McFadden, The Denver Post, 29 Jan. 2024 Contents include jumper cables, a small shovel, tow hooks, and more. Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 4 Jan. 2023 Law enforcement also found veterinary steroids, a carpet that appeared to be stained with blood, and an electrical plug and jumper cables, which the affidavit says is consistent with devices used to kill dogs that lose fights. Courtney Kube, NBC News, 3 Oct. 2023 Investigators found battery jumper cables, which allegedly were used to execute dogs at Moorefield’s house, along with five pit bull-type dogs at his house and five pit bull-type dogs at Flythe’s house, court records show. Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2023 This kit includes jumper cables, an escape hammer, a tire pressure gauge, screwdrivers, a flashlight, bungee cords, an ice scraper, and a 66-piece first aid kit. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 28 Nov. 2023 That includes jumper cables, an emergency warning triangle, a flashlight with extra batteries, a screwdriver, a shop cloth, cable ties, duct tape, and accident forms. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 4 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jumper cables was circa 1926

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“Jumper cables.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jumper%20cables. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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