- 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
This horse is a jumper.
- 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.
- Jumper means someone or something that jumps.
- An example of a jumper is an excited toddler.
- An example of a jumper is a kangaroo.
- 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, collarless dress for wearing over a blouse or sweater
- [pl.] rompers
Origin of jumperfrom 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 + jubbah, jubbah
- 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 or a skirt that has an attached bib and is worn over a blouse or sweater.
- A loose, protective garment worn over other clothes.
- often jumpers A child's garment consisting of straight-legged pants attached to a biblike bodice.
- Chiefly British A pullover sweater.
- See jumpsuit.
Origin of jumperProbably 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 gbb
- Someone or something that jumps, e.g. a participant in a jumping event in track or skiing.
- A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection. Also jump wire.
- A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.
- A person who attempts suicide by jumping from a great height.
- A long drilling tool used by masons and quarry workers.
- (US) A crude kind of sleigh, usually a simple box on runners which are in one piece with the poles that form the thills.
- The larva of the cheese fly.
- (historical, 18th century) One of certain Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was characterized by violent convulsions.
- (horology) A spring to impel the star wheel, or a pawl to lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.
(third-person singular simple present jumpers, present participle jumpering, simple past and past participle jumpered)
- To connect with an electrical jumper.
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.