• (British) IPA: /dʒʌmpə/, /dʒʊmpə/
  • (America) IPA: /dʒʌmpɚ/

jumper (plural jumpers)

  1. Someone or something that jumps, e.g. a participant in a jumping event in track or skiing.
  2. A person who attempts suicide by jumping from a great height.
    • 2016, Michael P. Burke, Forensic Pathology of Fractures and Mechanisms of Injury
      Significantly more cervical spine injuries were seen in fallers as opposed to jumpers.
    • 2017, Ronald V. Clarke, Suicide: Closing the Exits
      With the jumpers and the drowners, McGee, you don't pick up a pattern. That's because a jumper damned near always makes it the first time, and a drowner is usually almost as successful, about the same rate as hangers.
  3. A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection. Also jump wire.
  4. (electricity) A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.
  5. A long drilling tool used by masons and quarry workers, consisting of an iron bar with a chisel-edged steel tip at one or both ends, operated by striking it against the rock, turning it slightly with each blow.
  6. (US) A crude kind of sleigh, usually a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
  7. (arachnology, informal) A jumping spider
  8. The larva of the cheese fly.
  9. (historical, 18th century) One of certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
  10. (horology) A spring to impel the star wheel, or a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
  11. (basketball) A shot in which the player releases the ball at the highest point of a jump; a jump shot.
  12. A nuclear power plant worker who repairs equipment in areas with extremely high levels of radiation.
Translations Translations
  • French: cavalier
  • Italian: jumper
  • Portuguese: jumper
  • Russian: перемы́чка
  • German: Jumper
  • Italian: jumper
  • Russian: джа́мпер

jumper (jumpers, present participle jumpering; past and past participle jumpered)

  1. To connect with an electrical jumper.

jumper (plural jumpers)

  1. (chiefly, British, Australian, New Zealand) A woolen sweater or pullover.
  2. A loose outer jacket, especially one worn by workers and sailors.
  3. A one-piece, sleeveless dress, or a skirt with straps and a complete or partial bodice, usually worn over a blouse by women and children.
  4. (usually as jumpers) Rompers.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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