• WordNet 3.6
    • n jumper (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
    • n jumper a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing
    • n jumper a loose jacket or blouse worn by workmen
    • n jumper a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
    • n jumper a coverall worn by children
    • n jumper a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body
    • n jumper an athlete who competes at jumping "he is one hell of a jumper"
    • n jumper a person who jumps "as the jumper neared the ground he lost control","the jumper's parachute opened"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.
    • Jumper A fur garment worn in Arctic journeys.
    • jumper A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen.
    • Jumper A loose upper garment
    • jumper (Eccl) A name applied in the 18th century to certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
    • jumper A rude kind of sleigh; -- usually, a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
    • jumper (Electronics) a short wire, or a small plastic object containing such a short wire, used to optionally connect or disconnect two points in an electronic circuit, so as to include or exclude portions of the circuit and thus modify the function of the circuit. Such jumpers are much used to adapt add-on circuit boards for different conditions or functions within a computer.
    • Jumper A sleeveless one-piece dress, either with full shoulders or straps, sometimes with only the front part of the bodice, usually worn by women with a blouse underneath.
    • Jumper A sort of blouse worn by workmen over their ordinary dress to protect it.
    • jumper (Mining, Quarrying, etc) A thing that jumps; esp., any of various tools or other contrivances operating with a jumping motion;
    • jumper One who, or that which, jumps.
    • jumper (Horology) spring to impel the star wheel, also a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
    • jumper (Zoöl) The larva of the cheese fly. See Cheese fly, under Cheese.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A large kangaroo would make a great long-distance jumper, covering more than thirty feet with a single jump.
    • n jumper One who or that which jumps. Specifically
    • n jumper One who practises leaping or dancing as a part of divine worship. The practice has prevailed among certain Methodists, chiefly in Wales, sometimes among Irvingites, and among the Shakers. A Russian dissenting sect bears a name translated by Jumpers.
    • n jumper One who jumps a claim to land.
    • n jumper In zoology any animal which habitually jumps, leaps, or hops as a mode of progression. A fish which often leaps out of water.
    • n jumper In mech., a tool or contrivance which works with a jumping motion. In quarrying: A drill worked by hand and struck by a hammer. A long drill worked by hand, but not struck by a hammer. It has a chisel-edge at each end, and is swollen in the middle to give more weight and thus add to the force of the blow. (Morgans, Mining Tools, p. 43.)
    • n jumper A bit used in a jointer.
    • n jumper A special form of plowshare for rough soil, or soil filled with roots.
    • n jumper In telegraphy, a wire used to cut out an instrument or part of a circuit, or to close temporarily a gap in a circuit.
    • n jumper A kind of sleigh: usually a simple box on runners, especially on runners which are parts of the poles forming the thills, and the middle parts of which are made thinner so as to bend.
    • n jumper Nautical, a preventer-rope made fast in such a way as to prevent a yard, mast, or boom from jumping, or giving way in an upward direction, in heavy weather.
    • n jumper A kind of loose jacket with sleeves worn by some classes of laborers, as seamen and stevedores, usually with overalls, reaching to the thighs, and buttoned the whole length in front; also, any upper garment of similar shape.
    • jumper To mix together; mingle; jumble.
    • n jumper One who is registered and votes fraudulently in several places.
    • n jumper One who is affected with the jumping-disease.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Jumper one who jumps: a long iron drill or borer used in quarries and mines:
    • n Jumper a loose garment: overall.
    • ns Jumper (pl.) a term applied to certain Welsh Methodists (c. 1760), who jumped about in worship: Jump′ing-deer, the black-tailed American deer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Jump
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From a Teut. root seen in Sw. dial. gumpa, Middle High Ger. gumpen, to jump.


In literature:

JUMPERS, a breed of fowls, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
She wiped her hands on the jumper.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Purcell's a Nevada claim jumper, accordin' to talk.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
This morning she wore a man-tailored jumper which, Ramsey observed, clashed with the Sirian-archaic furniture.
"Equation of Doom" by Gerald Vance
The preparation consisted merely in donning heavy, fleece-lined jumpers to protect us from the cold of the sunless depths.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science September 1930" by Various
I finally trained him so that as a jumper he was without a peer in our part of the army.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
This sailfish was a jumper.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
An oily personage in jumpers was passing.
"The Very Small Person" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
An officer had just strolled past, wearing a fatigue cap and the usual serge jumper.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
Jon attached jumpers to the mike and connected them to the bare wire.
"The Velvet Glove" by Harry Harrison

In poetry:

Jumper, the dog, watched all her steps
With constant eyes and jealous love;
A great cat purred and rubbed her dress;
And on her shoulder perched a dove.
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
We would hear the stallions whinny, and then the water splash -
That latter was our signal-through the deadwood with a crash
We were at them-you on joker, I on Harlequin, and Mick
Would be with us, just as eager as his jumper, Elsternwick.
"The Nights at Rocky Bar" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

Grand prix show jumper Lane Clarke (left) got his start when trainer Mickey Hayden took him under his wing and gave him a chance as a working student.
The Inter-Mountain Photo by Andrew Davis Tygarts Valley's Erin Murphy goes up for a jumper in front of East Hardy 's Jade Foltz Wednesday in the Lady Bulldogs' 55-41 victory at Mill Creek.
Nancy Robinson-Jumper, Brent Mallinckrodt and Elena Andree-Crane look at photos from when they were resident advisers in Hatch and Schurz Halls during the '70s on Friday.
Hayward's Jumper Sinks Kins 104-102.
Hayward 's jumper lifts Jazz over Kings.
Hayward 's Jumper Sinks Kins 104-102.
Women ski jumpers to take Games bid to high court .
Hudson 's jumper lifts Faith to victory in East Moline.
Freshman Brittney Martin shoots a jumper over two Texas Southern defenders in the first half Saturday.
Our friends at ESPN Insider examine whether Rajon Rondo is erasing a label that he's a poor jumper shooter.
The Nets said Johnson 's jumper was their first buzzer-beating victory since Feb 23, 2009, when Devin Harris hit a game-winner against Philadelphia.
Stuckey's late jumper lifts Pistons over Wizards.
Jumper (2008) This science fiction thriller is based on the novel of the same name.
Turner's jumper downs Celtics in overtime.
Eiliv Ruud, 37, was with two other BASE jumpers from Norway who were planning to jump at Salt Trail Canyon, in northern Arizona, on Tuesday, said the Coconino County Sheriff's Office.

In science:

The external trigger (T-Calib) signals are derived from the LVDS and TTL levels, respectively. The trigger source is selected by onboard jumper. The trigger signal is reshaped and delayed for each QRLED channel separately.
Calibration prototype for the EUDET HCAL
First tests are ongoing to investigate, if this can be achieved by closing solder jumpers to add the bias capacitors C2 = 22 pF and C3 = 82 pF to the default capacitor C1 .
Recent Advances of the Engineering Prototype of the CALICE Analog Hadron Calorimeter
The second is that the “high jumper” i.e., the separation with greatest likelihood (in terms of primes) is always expected to be zero.
Implications of a New Characterisation of the Distribution of Twin Primes
The second result we report is that the so-called “high-jumper” (the most probable prime separation) is zero in our model.
Implications of a New Characterisation of the Distribution of Twin Primes
Our results do not admit a direct comparison with high-jumper analyses extant in the literature which are concerned with most probable natural number separations between twins less than a given N .
Implications of a New Characterisation of the Distribution of Twin Primes