Meaning of JUMPER in English


jumper 1

/jum"peuhr/ , n.

1. a person or thing that jumps.

2. Basketball. See jump shot .

3. Sports. a participant in a jumping event, as in track or skiing.

4. Manège. a horse specially trained to jump obstacles.

5. a boring tool or device worked with a jumping motion.

6. Also called jump wire . Elect. a short length of conductor used to make a connection, usually temporary, between terminals of a circuit or to bypass a circuit.

7. Also called jumper cable . See booster cable .

8. a kind of sled.

9. Also called jumper stay . Naut. a line preventing the end of a spar or boom from being lifted out of place.

10. any of various fishes that leap from the water, as the striped mullet or jumprock.

[ 1605-15; JUMP + -ER 1 ]

jumper 2

/jum"peuhr/ , n.

1. 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.

2. a loose outer jacket worn esp. by workers and sailors.

3. Brit. a pullover sweater.

4. jumpers , rompers.

[ 1850-55; obs. jump short coat (orig. uncert.) + -ER 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .