Definitions for: Jumper


[n] a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
[n] a sleeveless dress resembling an apron; worn over other clothing
[n] a loose jacket or blouse worn by workmen
[n] a small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
[n] an athlete who bounds or leaps (as in basketball)
[n] an athlete who competes at jumping



Webster (1913) Definition: Jump"er, n.
1. One who, or that which, jumps.

2. A long drilling tool used by masons and quarrymen.

3. A rude kind of sleigh; -- usually, a simple box on runners
which are in one piece with the poles that form the
thills. [U.S.] --J. F. Cooper.

4. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of the cheese fly. See Cheese fly,
under Cheese.

5. (Eccl.) A name applied in the 18th century to certain
Calvinistic Methodists in Wales whose worship was
characterized by violent convulsions.

6. (Horology) spring to impel the star wheel, also a pawl to
lock fast a wheel, in a repeating timepiece.

Baby jumper. See in the Vocabulary.

Bounty jumper. See under Bounty.


Jump"er, n. [See 1st Jump.]
A loose upper garment; as:
(a) A sort of blouse worn by workmen over their ordinary
dress to protect it.
(b) A fur garment worn in Arctic journeys.


Jump"er, n.
A thing that jumps; esp., any of various tools or other
contrivances operating with a jumping motion; as, (Mining,
Quarrying, etc.), an instrument for boring holes in rocks by
percussion without hammering, consisting of a bar of iron
with a chisel-edged steel tip at one or both ends, operated
by striking it against the rock, turning it slightly with
each blow.

Synonyms: bounder, jump shot, leaper, pinafore, pinny

See Also: athlete, basketball shot, Carl Lewis, connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion, dress, Frederick Carleton Lewis, frock, hopper, jacket, jock, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, Lewis

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Famous Quotes Containing Jumper:


You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman... I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.

-- Allan Carr ( Director)


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