- Jumper means someone or something that jumps.
- An example of a jumper is an excited toddler.
- An example of a jumper is a kangaroo.
- Ajumper is defined as a full-body item of children's clothing that goes over a shirt, or a British word for a sweater or pullover.
- An example of a jumper is a denim pants and bib garment to be worn with something underneath.
- An example of a jumper is a wool sweater.
- The definition of a jumper is a wire used to make an electrical connection.
An example of a jumper is the cable used to jump start a battery.
This horse is a jumper.
jumper definition by Webster's New World
- a person, animal, or thing that jumps
- ☆ a kind of sled
- a short wire to close a break in, or cut out part of, a circuit, or to make a temporary electrical connection
- ☆ Basketball jump shot
- Mining a boring tool that operates with an up-and-down jumping motion
- a loose jacket or blouse; specif.,
- one worn by workmen to protect clothing
- one with a wide collar hanging down in back, worn by sailors
- a sleeveless dress for wearing over a blouse or sweater
- ☆ rompers
Origin: ; from earlier dialect, dialectal jump, short coat, probably altered (infl. by jump) ; from French jupe (? via Spanish aljuba, Moorish garment) ; from Arabic al jubbah ; from al, the plush jubbah, jubbah
jumper definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One that jumps.
- A type of coasting sled.
- Electricity A short length of wire used temporarily to complete a circuit or to bypass a break in a circuit.
- Basketball See jump shot.
- A saddle horse that has been trained to jump over obstacles.
- A sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or sweater.
- A loose, protective garment worn over other clothes.
- A child's garment consisting of straight-legged pants attached to a biblike bodice. Often used in the plural.
- Chiefly British A pullover sweater.
Origin: Probably from jump, short coat, perhaps from obsolete jup, bodice, from obsolete French juppe, from Old French jupe, jube, from Italian giuppa, giubba, from Arabic jubba, long garment with wide open sleeves, from jabba, to cut; see gbb in Semitic roots.
jumper - Computer Definition
A short wire or optical fiber used to make semi-permanent connections between circuits on a distribution frame or patch panel.
A small, plastic-covered metal block that is pushed onto two pins to close a circuit. An alternative to the DIP switch, the jumper is a less costly on/off switch found on motherboards and peripheral devices for one-time configuration. Although jumpers exist on modern computers, especially on hard disk drives, they were more prevalent in the early days of personal computers. Configuration of the hardware via software eliminated the use of many jumpers. See DIP switch and jumperless.